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Interpreting Motion: Grounded Representations for Spatial Language

Inderjeet Mani and James Pustejovsky


Natural language allows for efficient communication of elaborate descriptions of movement without requiring precise specification of the motion. Interpreting Motion is the first book to analyze the semantics of motion expressions in terms of the formalisms of qualitative spatial reasoning, mapping motion descriptions in language to trajectories of moving entities based on qualitative spatio-temporal relationships. The book provides an extensive discussion of prior research on spatial prepositions and motion verbs, and devotes chapters to the compositional semantics of motion sentences, the for ... More

Keywords: geographic language, ISO-Space, language of motion, motion, motion semantics, motion verbs, preposition semantics, qualitative reasoning, semantic annotation, space, spatial language, spatial prepositions, spatial reasoning, SpatialML, time, TimeML

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2012 Print ISBN-13: 9780199601240
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: May 2012 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199601240.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Inderjeet Mani, author

James Pustejovsky, author
TJX/Feldberg Chair in Computer Science, Brandeis University