Paper: Generating Simulations of Motion Events from Verbal Descriptions

ACL ID S14-1014
Title Generating Simulations of Motion Events from Verbal Descriptions
Venue Joint Conference on Lexical and Computational Semantics
Session
Year 2014
Authors

In this paper, we describe a computational model for motion events in natural lan- guage that maps from linguistic expres- sions, through a dynamic event interpreta- tion, into three-dimensional temporal sim- ulations in a model. Starting with the model from (Pustejovsky and Moszkow- icz, 2011), we analyze motion events us- ing temporally-traced Labelled Transition Systems. We model the distinction be- tween path- and manner-motion in an op- erational semantics, and further distin- guish different types of manner-of-motion verbs in terms of the mereo-topological re- lations that hold throughout the process of movement. From these representations, we generate minimal models, which are realized as three-dimensional simulations in software developed with the game en- gine, Unity. The generate...