Referring to Objects Through Sub-Contexts in Multimodal Human-Computer Interaction

Frédéric Landragin 1 Laurent Romary 1
1 LANGUE ET DIALOGUE - Human-machine dialogue with a significant language component
INRIA Lorraine, LORIA - Laboratoire Lorrain de Recherche en Informatique et ses Applications
Abstract : There is no one-to-one relation between referential terms and types of access to the referents (referring modes) in multimodal human-computer interaction. We propose a classification of referring modes implying sub-contexts. We describe in detail the nature of these contextual subsets and we show their importance for each type of referring action. Then we define a relation between terms and modes, and we deduce a list of disambiguation principles for the computation of referential terms in order to identify the correct referring mode, the correct sub-context, and the correct referent.
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Frédéric Landragin, Laurent Romary. Referring to Objects Through Sub-Contexts in Multimodal Human-Computer Interaction. Seventh Workshop on the Semantics and Pragmatics of Dialogue (DiaBruck'03), Sep 2003, Saarbrücken, Germany. pp.67-74. ⟨halshs-00136514⟩

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