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Visual semantics and ontology of eventive verbs

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Ma, M and McKevitt, P (2005) Visual semantics and ontology of eventive verbs. In: Natural Language Processing - IJCNLP 2004. (Eds: Su, K-H, Tsujii, J, Lee, J-H and Kwong, OY), Springer-Verlag, Berlin, Germany, pp. 187-196. ISBN 978-3-540-24475-2 [Book section]

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Abstract

Various English verb classifications have been analyzed in terms of their syntactic and semantic properties, and conceptual components, such as syntactic valency, lexical semantics, and semantic/syntactic correlations. Here the visual semantics of verbs, particularly their visual roles, somatotopic effectors, and level-of-detail, is studied. We introduce the notion of visual valency and use it as a primary criterion to recategorize eventive verbs for language visualization (animation) in our intelligent multimodal storytelling system, CONFUCIUS. The visual valency approach is a framework for modelling deeper semantics of verbs. In our ontological system we consider both language and visual modalities since CONFUCIUS is a multimodal system.

Item Type:Book section
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:8101
Deposited By:Professor Paul McKevitt
Deposited On:05 Mar 2012 12:32
Last Modified:05 Mar 2012 12:32

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