System Name
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System Builders Ebert,Jansche,Klabunde,Porzel
Development Dates 1996
Languages German
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(partner-oriented linguistic explicating): The system generates spatial descriptions. It is an example for cognitive modeling, because the choice which point of view the system should take to determine spatial directions is based on several empirical studies on addressee-orientation in speaking. Furthermore, the system generates certain hypotheses on viewpoint-taking if some features of the addressee (like his/her position within the spatial environment, his cognitive competence etc.) are known.


Main reference

C. Ebert, D. Glatz, M. Jansche, R. Meyer-Klabunde, and R. Porzel.
From Conceptualization to Formulation in Generating Spatial Descriptions.
In U. Schmid, J. Krems, and F. Wysotzki, editors, Proceedings of the First European Workshop on Cognitive Modeling, number Report No. 96-39, pages 235--241, TU Berlin, 1996. Forschungsberichte des Fachbereichs Informatik.

R. Porzel, M. Jansche, and R. Klabunde.
The Generation of Spatial Descriptions from a Cognitive Point of View.
In K. Coventy and P. Olivier, editors, Spatial Language. Cognitive and Computational Aspects. Kluwer, Dordrecht, 2002.

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