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Workshop on the Interaction of Vision and Language in Cross-Modal Comprehension Print E-mail
Date and Time   Thursday, 11 September 2008
09.00 - 13.00h (to be confirmed)

Location
 
University of Hamburg,
Edmund-Siemers-Allee 1,
ESA 1W, Room 121
(On the first floor of the west wing)

Keynote   Jana Holsanova , Lund University, Sweden
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Discourse, Vision, and Cognition

Topics   Cengiz Acarturk , Hamburg University
Multimodal Comprehension of Information Graphics and Language : icon Abstract , Presentation

Patrick McCrae , Hamburg University
A Constraint-based Model for the Integration of Visual Scene Context into Sentence Processing : iconPresentation

Christian Graf , Hamburg University
From Interactions between Language and Visual Representations to the Interaction between Language and Haptic Representations : icon Abstract & Presentation

Contacts
  Cengiz Acartürk
E-mail : acarturk(at)informatik.uni-hamburg.de
Phone : +49 . 40 . 428 83 - 23 68

Patrick McCrae
E-mail : patrick.mccrae(at)informatik.uni-hamburg.de
Phone : +49 . 40 . 428 83 - 23 60

Christian Graf
E-mail : christian.graf(at)informatik.uni-hamburg.de
Phone : +49 . 40 . 428 83 - 23 82



Workshop Abstract


In recent years, the Visual World Paradigm has provided a series of interesting insights into the interaction between vision and language. Also, visual context is known to contribute to syntactic disambiguation during sentence processing. This workshop is dedicated to investigations addressing the interaction between internal conceptual representations and visual as well as
linguistic external representations.

We aim to address the following questions:
• What is the nature of the cognitive representations of vision and natural language and their interactions with each other?

• How does immediate visual scene context impact natural language understanding?

• To what extent can the effects of abstract visual representations such as graphs upon natural language understanding be compared to the effects of immediate visual scene context upon natural language understanding? To what extent do they differ?

• What are the implications for cognitive architectures and computational models arising from the interaction of natural language with the visual modality at all levels, including their internal cognitive representations?

• To what extent can the findings, methodology and knowledge gained in the research concerning the interaction between language and visual modality be used in the investigating of the interaction between language and other modalities, such as the haptic modality?

For further information on the speakers' research background, the workshop topic, and the workshop format, please refer to the Detailed Workshop Description.


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