Maps for verbs: The relation between interaction dynamics and verb use

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Abstract

We report a study of word meaning that tests whether dynamical aspects of movies predict word use. The movies were based on a novel representation of verb semantics called maps for verbs. We asked preschool-school-age children to describe the movies, and demonstrated that their distributions of words could be predicted by the dynamical aspects of the movies. These results lend support to the empiricist position that word meanings are learned associatively.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1022-1027
Number of pages6
JournalIJCAI International Joint Conference on Artificial Intelligence
StatePublished - Dec 1 2005
Event19th International Joint Conference on Artificial Intelligence, IJCAI 2005 - Edinburgh, United Kingdom
Duration: Jul 30 2005Aug 5 2005

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Artificial Intelligence

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