A Multimodal Discourse Ontology for Meeting Understanding

  title={A Multimodal Discourse Ontology for Meeting Understanding},
  author={John Niekrasz and Matthew Purver},
In this paper, we present a multimodal discourse ontology that serves as a knowledge representation and annotation framework for the discourse understanding component of an artificial personal office assistant. The ontology models components of natural language, multimodal communication, multi-party dialogue structure, meeting structure, and the physical and temporal aspects of human communication. We compare our models to those from the research literature and from similar applications. We… CONTINUE READING