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Understanding Object Affordances Through Verb Usage Patterns

  title={Understanding Object Affordances Through Verb Usage Patterns},
  author={K. C. Lam and F. Pereira and Maryam Vaziri-Pashkam and Kristin Woodard and Emalie G. McMahon},
  • K. C. Lam, F. Pereira, +2 authors Emalie G. McMahon
  • Published 2020
  • Computer Science, Biology
  • ArXiv
  • In order to interact with objects in our environment, we rely on an understanding of the actions that can be performed on them, and the extent to which they rely or have an effect on the properties of the object. This knowledge is called the object “affordance”. We propose an approach for creating an embedding of objects in an affordance space, in which each dimension corresponds to an aspect of meaning shared by many actions, using text corpora. This embedding makes it possible to predict… CONTINUE READING

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