Thomas Mampilly

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In this paper, we describe an exploratory study to develop a model of visual attention that could aid automatic interpretation of ex-ophors in situated dialog. The model is intended to support the reference resolution needs of embodied conversational agents, such as graphical avatars and robotic collaborators. The model tracks the attentional state of one(More)
In this paper, we examine PFAST, an Eclipse-based integrated tool workbench targeted at rapidly integrating software tools for planning and optimizing manufacturing facilities. We describe the integrated-tool architecture, built on top of the Eclipse Rich Client Platform, which alleviates many of the problems faced by an earlier version of the system. We(More)
Interactive characters that cohabit a shared space with human partners need to generate and interpret references to elements of the virtual world. Natural language allows for a wide range of phrasings for referring to any particular object, and this variation is thought to reflect not only spatial but also cogni-tive and linguistic factors. Our study(More)
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