Taking advantage of the situation: non-linguistic context for natural language interfaces to interactive virtual environments

@inproceedings{Fleischman2006TakingAO,
  title={Taking advantage of the situation: non-linguistic context for natural language interfaces to interactive virtual environments},
  author={Michael Fleischman and Eduard H. Hovy},
  booktitle={IUI},
  year={2006}
}
We introduce a framework for learning situated Natural Language Interfaces (NLIs) to interactive virtual environments. The framework exploits the non-linguistic context, or situation, explicitly modeled in such interactive applications. This situation model is integrated with a model of word meaning in a principled manner using a noisy channel approach to language understanding. Preliminary experimentation in an independently designed interactive application, i.e. the Mission Rehearsal Exercise… CONTINUE READING