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Semantic representation of events in 3D animation

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Ma, M and McKevitt, P (2003) Semantic representation of events in 3D animation. In: The Fifth International Workshop on Computational Semantics (IWCS-5), Tilburg University, Tilburg, The Netherlands. Tilburg University. 19 pp. [Conference contribution]

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Abstract

There is a need for semantic representations that can bridge the gap between linguistic inputs verbs and their corresponding visual knowledge which are indispensable in performing a variety of tasks involving the automatic generation of 3D animation. The semantic representation of events in visual knowledge and the design of a suitable knowledge base specifically for the integration of linguistic and visual information are discussed here. We describe a framework used to represent action verb semantics in a visual knowledge base. Visually observed events are described by establishing a correspondence between verbs and the visual depictions they evoke. The method proposed here is well-suited to practical applications such as automatic language visualisation applications and intelligent storytelling systems. In particular, it will be useful within CONFUCIUS, a system which receives input natural language stories and presents them with 3Danimation, speech, and non-speech audio.

Item Type:Conference contribution (Paper)
Faculties and Schools:Faculty of Arts
Faculty of Arts > School of Creative Arts and Technologies
Research Institutes and Groups:Computer Science Research Institute
Computer Science Research Institute > Intelligent Systems Research Centre
ID Code:7947
Deposited By:Professor Paul McKevitt
Deposited On:05 Mar 2012 12:34
Last Modified:05 Mar 2012 12:34

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