LINGUIST List 7.253

Sat Feb 17 1996

Books: Language and Vision Integration

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  1. Paul Mc Kevitt, BOOKS: 4 VOLUMES: LANGUAGE + VISION: KLUWER

Message 1: BOOKS: 4 VOLUMES: LANGUAGE + VISION: KLUWER

Date: Thu, 15 Feb 1996 21:15:10 +0100
From: Paul Mc Kevitt <pmckcpk.auc.dk>
Subject: BOOKS: 4 VOLUMES: LANGUAGE + VISION: KLUWER

LANGUAGE AND VISION INTEGRATION (4 Volumes)

Edited by

Paul Mc Kevitt

Aalborg University, Denmark and Sheffield University, England

USA: Kluwer, 1995/96


CONTACT:
Polly Margules
KLUWER OFFICE, BOSTON (USA)

E-mail: kluwerworld.std.com
Phone: +1 617 871 6600
Fax: +1 617 871 6528

PRICE:
Book costs ISBN
I: US$: 110.00 ISBN-0-7923-3379-9
II: US$: 110.00 ISBN-0-7923-3758-1
III: US$: 110.00 ISBN-0-7923-3944-4
IV: US$: 110.00 ISBN-0-?

SPECIAL OFFERS "BUY ALL 4 AND GET FOR HALF PRICE" etc. are
available!

(The BLUE book)

1995
Integration of Natural Language and Vision Processing (Volume I):
Computational Models and Systems

ISBN-0-7923-3379-9

Price: $ US: 110.00

Although there has been much progress in developing theories, models
and systems in the areas of Natural Language Processing (NLP) and
Vision Processing (VP) there has heretofore been little progress on
integrating these two subareas of Artificial Intelligence (AI). This
book contains a set of edited papers addressing computational models
and systems for the integration of NLP and VP. The papers focus on
site descriptions such as that of the large Japanese $500 million Real
World Computing (RWC) project, on historical philosophical issues, on
systems which have been built and which integrate the processing of
visual scenes together with language about them, and on spatial
relations which appear to be the key to integration. The USA, Japan
and the EU are well-reflected showing up the fact that integration is
a truly international issue. There is no doubt that all of this will
be necessary for the SuperInformationHighways of the future.


(The BLACK book)

1995
Integration of Natural Language and Vision Processing (Volume II):
Intelligent Multimedia

ISBN-0-7923-3758-1

Price: $ US: 110.00

Although there has been much progress in developing theories, models
and systems in the areas of Natural Language Processing (NLP) and
Vision Processing (VP) there has heretofore been little progress on
integrating these two subareas of Artificial Intelligence (AI). This
book contains a set of edited papers addressing computational
intelligent multimedia for the integration of NLP and VP. The papers
include site descriptions from Apple Computer, California, USA and the
DFKI, Saarbr"ucken, Germany, and present historical overviews and
philosophical issues, on systems which have been built and which
enable communications through text, speech, sound, touch, video,
graphics and icons, and on the automatic presentation of information
whether it be instruction manuals, statistical data or visualization
of language. Mark Maybury's original book, Intelligent Multimedia
Interfaces, is also reviewed here. The USA and the EU are
well-reflected showing up the fact that integration is a truly
international issue. There is no doubt that all of this will be
necessary for the SuperInformationHighways of the future.


(The GREEN book)

1996
Integration of Natural Language and Vision Processing (Volume III):
Theory and Grounding Representations

ISBN-0-7923-3944-4

Price: $ US: 110.00

Although there has been much progress in developing theories, models
and systems in the areas of Natural Language Processing (NLP) and
Vision Processing (VP) there has heretofore been little progress on
integrating these two subareas of Artificial Intelligence (AI). This
book contains a set of edited papers addressing theoretical issues and
the grounding of representations in NLP and VP from Philosophical and
Psychological points of view. The papers focus on site descriptions
such as the reasoning work on space at Leeds, England, the systems
work of the ILS (Illinois, USA) and philosophical work on grounding at
Torino, Italy, on Schank's earlier work on pragmatics and meaning
incorporated into hypermedia teaching systems, Wilks' visions on
metaphor, on experimental data for how people fuse language and vision
and theories and computational models, mainly connectionist, for
tackling Searle's Chinese Room Problem and Harnad's Symbol Grounding
Problem. The Irish Room is introduced as a mechanism through which
integration solves the Chinese Room. The USA, China and the EU are
well-reflected showing the fact that integration is a truly
international issue. There is no doubt that all of this will be
necessary for the SuperInformationHighways of the future.


(The RED book)

1996
Integration of Natural Language and Vision Processing (Volume IV):
Recent Advances

ISBN-0-?

Price: $ US: 110.00

Although there has been much progress in developing theories, models
and systems in the areas of Natural Language Processing (NLP) and
Vision Processing (VP) there has heretofore been little progress on
integrating these two subareas of Artificial Intelligence (AI). This
book contains a set of edited papers on recent advances for the
integration of NLP and VP with theories, computational models and
systems. A site description focusses on a large project at Bielefeld,
Germany called Situated Artificial Communicators. We have Okada's
Aesop's World considering intentions of agents in visual environments,
Cohn's spatial reasoning (where spatial relations are considered the
key to integration), Tonfoni's visual languages for communication,
computational models for interpreting blood vessel vasculature,
developing sensitive interfaces and the visualisation of rhythmic
structure. The CMU work of Waibel on Multimodal Interfaces which
integrates speech, gesture and pointing, eye-gaze, lip motion and
facial expression, handwriting, face recognition, face tracking, and
sound localisation in a connectionist framework shows the way forward.
The USA, Japan and the EU are well-reflected showing up the fact that
integration is a truly international issue. There is no doubt that
all of this will be necessary for the SuperInformationHighways of the
future.


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Paul Mc Kevitt is 32 and from D/un Na nGall (Donegal), Ireland on the
Northwest of the EU. He is a Visiting Professor of Intelligent
Multimedia Computing at Aalborg University in Denmark, EU and a
British EPSRC (Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council)
Advanced Fellow in the Department of Computer Science at the
University of Sheffield in Sheffield, England, EU. The Fellowship,
commenced in 1994, and releases him from his tenured Lecturership
(Associate Professorship) for 5 years to conduct full-time research on
the integration of natural language, speech and vision processing. He
is currently pursuing a Master's Degree in Education at the University
of Sheffield. He completed his Ph.D. in Computer Science at the
University of Exeter, England in 1991. His Master's Degree in Computer
Science was obtained from New Mexico State University, New Mexico, USA
in 1988 and his Bachelor's Degree in Computer Science from University
College Dublin, Dublin, Ireland, EU in 1985. His primary research
interests are in Natural Language Processing including the processing
of pragmatics, beliefs and intentions in dialogue. He is also
interested in Philosophy, Multimedia and the general area of
Artificial Intelligence.
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 Artificial Intelligence Review Journal
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 Special VOLUME on
 INTEGRATION OF
 NATURAL LANGUAGE AND VISION PROCESSING


ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS:
Nicola Berridge (Humanities and Social Sciences Division)
Bill George (Desk Editor, Editorial Department)
Polly Margules (Kluwer Inhouse Editor, Humanities and Social Sciences)
Evangelos Simoudis (USA Editor, AI Review)
Melanie Willow (Journals Editorial Office)
Masoud Yazdani (Founding Editor, AI Review)

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