A comparative study of weighting schemes for the interpretation of spoken referring expressions

Su Nam Kim, Ingrid Zukerman, Thomas Kleinbauer, Masud Moshtaghi

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    This paper empirically explores the influence of two types of factors on the interpretation of spoken object descriptions: (1) descriptive attributes, e.g., colour and size; and (2) interpretation stages, e.g., syntax and pragmatics. We also investigate two schemes for combining attributes when estimating the goodness of an interpretation: Multiplicative and Additive. Our results show that the former scheme outperforms the latter, and that the weights assigned to the attributes of a description and the stages of an interpretation influence interpretation accuracy.

    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationAustralasian Language Technology Association Workshop 2014 - Proceedings of the Workshop (ALTA)
    EditorsGabriela Ferraro, Stephen Wan
    Place of PublicationStroudsburg PA USA
    PublisherAssociation for Computational Linguistics (ACL)
    Number of pages9
    Publication statusPublished - 2014
    EventAustralasian Language Technology Association Workshop 2014 - RMIT, Melbourne, Australia
    Duration: 26 Nov 201428 Nov 2014
    Conference number: 12th
    https://www.aclweb.org/anthology/events/alta-2014/ (Proceedings)


    ConferenceAustralasian Language Technology Association Workshop 2014
    Abbreviated titleALTAW 2014
    OtherALTA 2014 will be held in conjuction with the 19th Australasian Document Computing Symposium 2014 (ADCS 2014).
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