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Atlas.txt: Exploring Linguistic Grounding Techniques for Communicating Spatial Information to Blind Users
University of Aberdeen.
University of Twente.
University of Aberdeen.
2012 (English)In: Universal Access in the Information Society, ISSN 1615-5289, E-ISSN 1615-5297, Vol. 11, no 1, 85-98 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

 This paper describes exploratory research into automatically describing geo-referenced information to blind

people. The goal is to produce texts giving an overview describing the spatial layout, and a central concern of such texts

is that they employ an appropriate linguistic reference frame which enables blind hearers to ground the information. We

hypothesise that (1) directly perceivable reference frames are easier to ground and also that (2) spatial descriptions

drawn from composite reference frame systems composed of more than one reference frame are easier to ground. An

experiment exploring text comprehension on a range of texts employing different reference frame systems is presented.

The main results indicate that the second hypothesis is supported. A prototype of a natural language generation system

which generates texts describing geo-referenced information from data is described.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2012. Vol. 11, no 1, 85-98 p.
Keyword [en]
blind users, geo-referenced spatial information, natural language generation, reference frame preference
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General Language Studies and Linguistics Specific Languages Interaction Technologies Applied Psychology
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URN: urn:nbn:se:hig:diva-18225DOI: 10.1007/s10209-010-0217-5ISI: 000300778300008Scopus ID: 2-s2.0-84857690167OAI: oai:DiVA.org:hig-18225DiVA: diva2:767283
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Funding agency: EPSRC  Grant number: EP/D052882/1

Available from: 2014-12-01 Created: 2014-12-01 Last updated: 2017-12-05Bibliographically approved

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