Spatial Preposition Use in Indoor Scene Descriptions
Publication Name: Ninth International Conference on Geographic Information Science (GI Science ’16)
In order to provide accurate automated scene descriptions and navigation directions for indoor space, humans need intelligent systems to support development of effective cognitive models. Information provided by the structure and use of spatial prepositions is critical to this process but also challenging as the use and choice of spatial prepositions in natural language is extremely varied. The goal of the present study is to better understand how English language speakers use spatial prepositions to communicate spatial relationships within virtual environment (VE) indoor scenes. A series of experiments investigates spatial preposition use and the influence of scale, topology, orientation, and distance within indoor scene descriptions and preliminary results are reported.
Doore, S.A., Beard, K., and Giudice, N.A. (2016). Spatial preposition use in indoor scene descriptions. Paper presented at the Ninth International Conference on Geographic Information Science (GI Science ’16). Sept. 27-30, Montreal, CA.