Paper: Planning Multimodal Discourse

ACL ID P93-1013
Title Planning Multimodal Discourse
Venue Annual Meeting of the Association of Computational Linguistics
Session Main Conference
Year 1993
  • Wolfgang Wahlster (German Research Center for Artificial Intelligence, Saarbrucken Germany)

In this talk, we will, show how techniques for plan- ning text and discourse can be generalized to plan the structure and content of multimodal communi- cations, that integrate natural language, pointing, graphics, and animations. The central claim of this talk is that the generation of multimodal dis- course can be considered as an incremental plan- ning process that aims to achieve a given commu- nicative goal. One of the surprises from our research is that it is actually possible to extend and adapt many of the fundamental concepts developed to date in computatational linguistics in such a way that they become useful for multimodal discourse as well. This means that an interesting methodologi- cal transfer from the area of natural language pro- cessing to a much broader computational mo...