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Title: Situated Communication
Edited By: Gert Rickheit
Ipke Wachsmuth
URL: http://www.degruyter.de/rs/bookSingle.cfm?id=IS-311018897X-1&l=E
Series Title: Trends in Linguistics. Studies and Monographs 166
Description:

This volume presents important results of the Collaborative Research Center
(Sonderforschungsbereich) "Situated Artificial Communicators," which was
funded by grants from the German Research Foundation (Deutsche
Forschungsgemeinschaft) for more than twelve years.

The contributions focus on different aspects of human-human and
human-machine interaction in situations which closely model everyday
workplace demands. The authors are linguists, psycho- und neurolinguists,
psychologists and computer scientists at Bielefeld University. They jointly
tackle questions of information processing in task-oriented communication.
The role of key notions such as context, integration (of multimodal
information), reference, coherence, and robustness is explored in great depth.

Some remarkable findings and recurrent phenomena reveal that communication
is, to a large extent, a matter of joint activity. The interdisciplinary
approach integrates theory, description and experimentation with simulation
and evaluation.


EDITORS

Gert Rickheit is Professor of Linguistics and Psycholinguistics at the
Universität Bielefeld, Germany.
Ipke Wachsmuth is Director of the Center for Interdisciplinary Research
(ZiF) and Chair of Artificial Intelligence at the Universität Bielefeld,
Germany.


Introduction
Gert Rickheit, Ipke Wachsmuth

The constitution of meaning in situated communication
Gert Rickheit

Processing instructions
Petra Weiß, Thies Pfeiffer, Hans-Jürgen Eikmeyer, Gert Rickheit

Visually grounded language processing in object reference
Constanze Vorwerg, Sven Wachsmuth, Gudrun Socher

Psycholinguistic experiments on spatial relations using stereoscopic
presentation
Helmut Flitter, Thies Pfeiffer, Gert Rickheit

Deictic object reference in task-oriented dialogue
Alfred Kranstedt, Andy Lücking, Thies Pfeiffer, Hannes Rieser, Ipke Wachsmuth

Computational models of visual tagging
Marc Pomplun, Elena Carbone, Hendrik Koesling, Lorenz Sichelschmidt, Helge
Ritter

Neurobiological aspects of meaning constitution during language processing
Horst M. Müller

Neuroinformatic techniques in cognitive neuroscience of language
Matthias Kaper, Peter Meinicke, Horst M. Müller, Sabine Weiss, Holger
Bekel, Thomas Herrmann, Axel Saalbach, Helge Ritter

Situated interaction with a virtual human – perception, action, and
cognition Nadine Leßmann, Stefan Kopp, Ipke Wachsmuth

Integrated perception for cooperative human-machine interaction
Christian Bauckhage, Gernot A. Fink, Jannik Fritsch, Nils Jungclaus,
Susanne Kronenberg, Franz Kummert, Frank Lömker, Gerhard Sagerer, Sven
Wachsmuth

Architectures of situated communicators: From perception to cognition to
learning
Gernot A. Fink, Jannik Fritsch, Nadine Leßmann, Helge Ritter, Gerhard
Sagerer, Jochen J. Steil, Ipke Wachsmuth

A systems framework of communicative understanding
Hans-Jürgen Eikmeyer, Walther Kindt, Yvonne Rittgeroth, Hans Strohner

System theoretical modeling on situated communication
Hans-Jürgen Eikmeyer, Walther Kindt, Hans Strohner

Publication Year: 2006
Publisher: De Gruyter Mouton
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Linguistic Field(s): Applied Linguistics
Sociolinguistics
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