An Empirically Motivated Algorithm for the Generation of Multimodal Referring Expressions

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    Abstract

    We describe an algorithm for generating
    multimodal referring expressions,
    based on empirical data. The main
    novelties are (1) a decision to point
    based on both the efficiency of pointing
    (Fitt’s law) and the inefficiency of
    a full linguistic description, (2) the explicit
    tracking of the ’focus of attention’,
    and (3) a threedimensional notion
    of salience incorporating linguistic, focus
    and inherent salience.
    Original languageUndefined/Unknown
    Title of host publicationProceedings of the Student Research Workshop of the 39th Annual Meeting of the Association of Computational Linguistics (ACL'01)
    Place of PublicationToulouse France
    Pages67-72
    Number of pages6
    Publication statusPublished - 2001

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