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Authors:

Michael Spranger
Simon Pauw

Journal:

Language Grounding in Robots

Publisher:

Springer

Pages:

173–192
Dealing with Perceptual Deviation – Vague Semantics for Spatial Language and Quantification

Abstract

Grounding language in sensorimotor spaces is an important and difficult task. In order, for robots to be able to interpret and produce utterances about the real world, they have to link symbolic information to continuous perceptual spaces. This requires dealing with inherent vagueness, noise and differences in perspective in the perception of the real world. This paper presents two case studies for spatial language and quantification that show how cognitive operations – the building blocks of grounded procedural semantics – can be efficiently grounded in sensorimotor spaces.