Vidya Somashekarappa


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In Search of Meaning and Its Representations for Computational Linguistics
Simon Dobnik | Robin Cooper | Adam Ek | Bill Noble | Staffan Larsson | Nikolai Ilinykh | Vladislav Maraev | Vidya Somashekarappa
Proceedings of the 2022 CLASP Conference on (Dis)embodiment

In this paper we examine different meaning representations that are commonly used in different natural language applications today and discuss their limits, both in terms of the aspects of the natural language meaning they are modelling and in terms of the aspects of the application for which they are used.


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An Annotation Approach for Social and Referential Gaze in Dialogue
Vidya Somashekarappa | Christine Howes | Asad Sayeed
Proceedings of the Twelfth Language Resources and Evaluation Conference

This paper introduces an approach for annotating eye gaze considering both its social and the referential functions in multi-modal human-human dialogue. Detecting and interpreting the temporal patterns of gaze behavior cues is natural for humans and also mostly an unconscious process. However, these cues are difficult for conversational agents such as robots or avatars to process or generate. The key factor is to recognize these variants and carry out a successful conversation, as misinterpretation can lead to total failure of the given interaction. This paper introduces an annotation scheme for eye-gaze in human-human dyadic interactions that is intended to facilitate the learning of eye-gaze patterns in multi-modal natural dialogue.

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Proceedings of the Probability and Meaning Conference (PaM 2020)
Christine Howes | Stergios Chatzikyriakidis | Adam Ek | Vidya Somashekarappa
Proceedings of the Probability and Meaning Conference (PaM 2020)