The Figure Understander: A System for Integrating Text and Diagram Input to a Knowledge Base

@inproceedings{Rajagopalan1994TheFU,
  title={The Figure Understander: A System for Integrating Text and Diagram Input to a Knowledge Base},
  author={Raman Rajagopalan and Benjamin Kuipers},
  booktitle={IEA/AIE},
  year={1994}
}
Figures, consisting of a diagram and an accompanying textual description, are heavily used in human communication. Diagrams carry static spatial information about the scene while text is used to describe semantic and dynamic information. The sayingà picture is worth a thousand words' exempliies the great value of diagrams in describing a scenario. Since diagrams and text describe the same object in diierent ways, the primary task in automating the ability to use both text and diagram input in a… CONTINUE READING

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