Semiotic schemas: A framework for grounding language in action and perception

@article{Roy2005SemioticSA,
  title={Semiotic schemas: A framework for grounding language in action and perception},
  author={Deb Roy},
  journal={Artif. Intell.},
  year={2005},
  volume={167},
  pages={170-205}
}
A theoretical framework for grounding language is introduced that provides a computational path from sensing and motor action to words and speech acts. The approach combines concepts from semiotics and schema theory to develop a holistic approach to linguistic meaning. Schemas serve as structured beliefs that are grounded in an agent’s physical environment through a causal-predictive cycle of action and perception. Words and basic speech acts are interpreted in terms of grounded schemas. The… CONTINUE READING
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