Spatial prepositions in natural-language descriptions of indoor scenes.
In order to provide accurate automated scene description and navigation directions for indoor space, human beings need intelligent systems to provide an effective cognitive model. Information provided by the structure and use of spatial prepositions is critical to the development of accurate and effective cognitive models. Unfortunately, the use and choice of spatial prepositions in natural language is extremely varied, presenting difficulties for natural language systems attempting to provide descriptions of indoor scenes and wayfinding directions. The goal of the present study is to better understand how humans use spatial prepositions to communicate spatial relationships within virtual environment (VE) indoor scenes. A series of experiments investigates spatial preposition use and the influence scale, topology, orientation and distance within indoor scene descriptions and preliminary results are reported.
Doore, S.A., Beard, K., and Giudice, N.A. (2017). Spatial prepositions in natural-language descriptions of indoor scenes. In P Fogliaroni, A Ballatore and E Clementini (eds.) Proceedings of the 13th International Conference on Spatial Information Theory (COSIT’17). Lecture Notes in Geoinformation and Cartography, (pp. 255-260). Springer.