Paper: Understanding Scene Descriptions As Event Simulations

ACL ID P80-1002
Title Understanding Scene Descriptions As Event Simulations
Venue Annual Meeting of the Association of Computational Linguistics
Session Main Conference
Year 1980
  • David L. Waltz (University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Urbana IL)

worlds. In the area of language Jackendoff [6] offers parallel arg,~eents. Thus the world of simple physical objects and behaviors has a privileged positions in the development of cognition and language. 3) Few words in English are reserved for describing the abstract world only. Most abstract words also have a physical meaning. In some cases the physical meanings may provide important metaphors for understanding the abstract world, w~ile in other cases the same mechanisms that are used in the interpretation of the physical world may be shared with mechanisms that interpret the abstract world. 4) I would llke the representations I develop for linguistic scene descriptions to be compatible with representations I can imagine generating with a vision system. Thus this work does have an indire...