Using Context to Disambiguate Communicative Signals

Mark ter Maat, Dirk K.J. Heylen

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    Abstract

    After perceiving multi-modal behaviour from a user or agent a conversational agent needs to be able to determine what was intended with that behaviour. Contextual variables play an important role in this process. We discuss the concept of context and its role in interpretation, analysing a number of examples. We show how in these cases contextual variables are needed to disambiguate multi-modal behaviours. Finally we present some basic categories in which these contextual variables can be divided.
    Original languageUndefined
    Title of host publicationMultimodal Signals: Cognitive and Algorithmic Issues, COST Action 2102 and euCognition International School
    EditorsA. Esposito, A. Hussain, M. Marinaro, R. Martone
    Place of PublicationBerlin
    PublisherSpringer
    Pages67-74
    Number of pages8
    ISBN (Print)978-3-642-00524-4
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - 2009
    EventMultimodal Signals: Cognitive and Algorithmic Issues, COST Action 2102 and euCognition International School, Vietri sul Mare, Italy: Multimodal Signals: Cognitive and Algorithmic Issues, COST Action 2102 and euCognition International School - Berlin
    Duration: 1 Jan 2009 → …

    Publication series

    NameLecture Notes in Computer Science
    PublisherSpringer Verlag
    Volume5398

    Conference

    ConferenceMultimodal Signals: Cognitive and Algorithmic Issues, COST Action 2102 and euCognition International School, Vietri sul Mare, Italy
    CityBerlin
    Period1/01/09 → …

    Keywords

    • METIS-264044
    • EWI-16103
    • HMI-MI: MULTIMODAL INTERACTIONS
    • IR-68095

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