Interactive topology formation of linguistic space and motion space

Wataru Takano, Dana Kulić, Yoshihiko Nakamura

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A hierarchical model incorporating motion patterns, proto symbols and words is proposed. The proto symbols abstract motion patterns, while the words are associated with the proto symbols stochastically. This paper describes the construction of a word space, where words are located in a multidimensional space based on dissimilarities among the words. The dissimilarity between two words can be calculated by using association probabilities that the words generate motion proto symbols. The word space encapsulates relations among the words such as similar or dissimilar pairs of words. The word space also allows motion recognition based on words. The validity of the constructed word space is demonstrated on a motion capture database. Moreover, the addition of the word associations is found to change the conventional proto symbol space so that the discrimination among the proto symbols is improved.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 2007 IEEE/RSJ International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems, IROS 2007
PublisherIEEE, Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers
Number of pages7
ISBN (Print)1424409128, 9781424409129
Publication statusPublished - 1 Dec 2007
Externally publishedYes
EventIEEE/RSJ International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems 2007 - San Diego, United States of America
Duration: 29 Oct 20072 Nov 2007 (Proceedings)

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NameIEEE International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems


ConferenceIEEE/RSJ International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems 2007
Abbreviated titleIROS 2007
Country/TerritoryUnited States of America
CitySan Diego
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