Conversational Natural Language Interaction for Place-related Knowledge Acquisition
2012 (English)In: Place-related Knowledge Acquisition Research Workshop (PKAR), Spatial Cognition Conference, 2012, 33-38 p.Conference paper (Refereed)
We focus on the problems of using Natural Language interaction to support pedestrians in their place-related knowledge acquisition. Our case study for this discussion is a smartphone-based Natural Language interface that allows users to acquire spatial and cultural knowledge of a city. The framework consists of a spoken dialogue-based information system and a smartphone client. The system is novel in combining geographic information system (GIS) modules such as a visibility engine with a question-answering (QA) system. Users can use the smartphone client to engage in a variety of interleaved conversations such as navigating from A to B, using the QA functionality to learn more about points of interest (PoI) nearby, and searching for amenities and tourist attractions. This system explores a variety of research questions involving Natural Language interaction for acquisition of knowledge about space and place.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2012. 33-38 p.
Language Technology (Computational Linguistics)
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:kth:diva-109831ScopusID: 2-s2.0-84893238858OAI: oai:DiVA.org:kth-109831DiVA: diva2:584747
Place-related Knowledge Acquisition Research Workshop (PKAR), Spatial Cognition Conference
QC 201301102013-01-092013-01-092013-01-10Bibliographically approved