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.
|Title of host publication||Unknown Host Publication|
|Editors||H Bunt, I van der Sluis, R Morante|
|Place of Publication||Tilburg, The Netherlands|
|Number of pages||19|
|Publication status||Published - Jan 2003|
|Event||The Fifth International Workshop on Computational Semantics (IWCS-5) - Tilburg University, Tilburg, The Netherlands|
Duration: 1 Jan 2003 → …
|Workshop||The Fifth International Workshop on Computational Semantics (IWCS-5)|
|Period||1/01/03 → …|
Ma, M., & McKevitt, P. (2003). Semantic representation of events in 3D animation. In H. Bunt, I. van der Sluis, & R. Morante (Eds.), Unknown Host Publication (pp. 253-271). Tilburg, The Netherlands: Tilburg University.