Paper: Incremental Generation Of Multimodal Deixis Referring To Objects

ACL ID W05-1608
Title Incremental Generation Of Multimodal Deixis Referring To Objects
Venue ENLG
Session Main Conference
Year 2005
Authors

This paper describes an approach for the generation of multimodal deixis to be uttered by an anthro- pomorphic agent in virtual reality. The proposed algorithm integrates pointing and definite descrip- tion. Doing so, the context-dependent discrimina- tory power of the gesture determines the content- selection for the verbal constituent. The concept of a pointing cone is used to model the region sin- gled out by a pointing gesture and to distinguish two referential functions called object-pointing and region-pointing.