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General language studies, Linguistics
In this paper we examine how people negotiate, interpret and repair the frame of reference (FoR) in online text based dialogues discussing spatial scenes in Swedish. We describe work-in-progress in which participants are given different perspectives of the same scene and asked to locate several objects that are only shown on one of their pictures. This task requires participants to coordinate on FoR in order to identify the missing objects. This study has implications for situated dialogue systems.
Dobnik, Simon; Howes, Christine; Demaret, Kim; and Kelleher, John D. (2016) ``Towards a computational model of frame of reference alignment in Swedish dialogue''. In Proceedings of the Sixth Swedish Language Technology Conference (SLTC) 2016, Umeå University, 17-18 November, 2016; doi:10.21427/D7WP4P
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