Temporal relations in visual semantics of verbs

M Ma, P McKevitt

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Abstract

Numerous temporal relations of verbal actions have been analysed in terms of various grammatical means of expressing verbal temporalisation such as tense, aspect, duration and iteration. Here the temporal relations within verb semantics, especially ordered pairs of verb entailment, are studied using Allen’s interval-based temporal formalism. Their application to the decomposite visual definitions in our intelligent storytelling system, CONFUCIUS, is presented, including the representation of procedural events, achievement events and lexical causatives. In applying these methods we consider both language modalities and visual modalities since CONFUCIUS is a multimodal system.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationUnknown Host Publication
EditorsP Cunningham, T Fernando, C Vogel
Place of PublicationDublin, Ireland
PublisherTrinity College Dublin
Pages128-133
Number of pages6
Publication statusPublished - Sep 2003
EventProc. of The Fourteenth Irish Conference on Artificial Intelligence and Cognitive Science (AICS-03) - Trinity College Dublin, Dublin, Ireland
Duration: 1 Sep 2003 → …

Conference

ConferenceProc. of The Fourteenth Irish Conference on Artificial Intelligence and Cognitive Science (AICS-03)
Period1/09/03 → …

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    Ma, M., & McKevitt, P. (2003). Temporal relations in visual semantics of verbs. In P. Cunningham, T. Fernando, & C. Vogel (Eds.), Unknown Host Publication (pp. 128-133). Trinity College Dublin. http://www.4c.ucc.ie/aiai/