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Simon Pauw

Assistant Researcher - PhD Student

language

2012

Open-ended Procedural Semantics

Topics:
Language
Authors
Michael Spranger , Simon Pauw , Martin Loetzsch , Luc Steels |

Language Grounding in Robots, edited by:Steels, Luc and Hild, Manfred, Springer, New York, 2012. pp.153--172.

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Abstract

This chapter introduces the computational infrastructure that is used to bridge the gap between results from sensorimotor processing and language. It consists of a system called Incremental Recruitment Language (IRL) that is able to configure a network of cognitive operations to achieve a particular communicative goal. IRL contains mechanisms for finding such networks, chunking subnetworks for more efficient later reuse, and completing partial networks (as possibly derived from incomplete or only partially understood sentences).

2012

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

Topics:
Language
Authors
Michael Spranger , Simon Pauw |

Language Grounding in Robots, edited by:Steels, Luc and Hild, Manfred, Springer, New York, 2012. pp.173--192.

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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.

2012

Embodied Quantifiers

Topics:
Language
Authors
Simon Pauw , Michael Spranger |

New Directions in Logic, Language, and Computation, edited by:Slavkovik, M. and Lassiter, D., Springer, 2012.

2010

Open-ended semantics co-evolving with spatial language

Topics:
Language
Authors
Michael Spranger , Simon Pauw , Martin Loetzsch |

The Evolution of Language (EVOLANG 8), edited by:Smith, A.D.M. and Schouwstra, M. and de Boer, B. and Smith, K., World Scientific, Singapore, 2010. pp.297--304.

2010

Open-ended Grounded Semantics

Topics:
Language
Authors
Michael Spranger , Martin Loetzsch , Simon Pauw |

Proceedings of the 19th European Conference on Artificial Intelligence (ECAI 2010), edited by:Coelho, H. and Studer, R. and Woolridge, M., IOS Press, 2010. pp.929--934.

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Abstract

Artificial agents trying to achieve communicative goals in situated interactions in the real-world need powerful computational systems for conceptualizing their environment. In order to provide embodied artificial systems with rich semantics reminiscent of human language complexity, agents need ways of both conceptualizing complex compositional semantic structure and actively reconstructing semantic structure, due to uncertainty and ambiguity in transmission. Furthermore, the systems must be open-ended and adaptive and allow agents to adjust their semantic inventories in order to reach their goals. This paper presents recent progress in modeling open-ended, grounded semantics through a unified software system that addresses these problems.

2010

Embodied determiners

Topics:
Language
Authors
Simon Pauw , Michael Spranger |

Proceedings of the 15th Student Session of the European Summer School for Logic, Language and Information (ESSLI 2010), edited by:Slavkovik, M., 2010. pp.184--192.

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Abstract

In this paper we test the dominant paradigm for modeling the semantics of determined noun phrases called Generalized Quantifier Theory in embodied interactions with robots. We contrast the traditional approach with a new approach, called Clustering Determination, which is heavily inspired by research on grounding of sensorimotor categories, and we show that our approach performs better in noisy, real world, referential communication.