Semantic representation of events in 3D animation

M Ma, P McKevitt

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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.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationUnknown Host Publication
EditorsH Bunt, I van der Sluis, R Morante
Place of PublicationTilburg, The Netherlands
PublisherTilburg University
Number of pages19
ISBN (Print)90-74029-24-8
Publication statusPublished (in print/issue) - Jan 2003
EventThe Fifth International Workshop on Computational Semantics (IWCS-5) - Tilburg University, Tilburg, The Netherlands
Duration: 1 Jan 2003 → …


WorkshopThe Fifth International Workshop on Computational Semantics (IWCS-5)
Period1/01/03 → …


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