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AREA - Annotation, Recognition and Evaluation of Actions


The first AREA workshop will take place in conjunction with the 11th
edition of the Language Resources and Evaluation Conference (LREC 2018) and
is organized as a half-day session with plenary talks, posters and
demonstrations. AREA is a SIGSEM-sponsored workshop. AREA includes a
keynote by Simon Dobnik (University of Gothenburg).

Date: 7 May 2018

Venue: the Phoenix Seagaia Resort

Location: Miyazaki, Japan



There has recently been increased interest in modeling actions, as
described by natural language expressions and gestures, and as depicted by
images and videos. Additionally, action modeling has emerged as an
important topic in robotics and HCI.  The goal of this workshop is to
gather and discuss advances in research areas in which actions are
paramount e.g., virtual embodied agents, robotics, human-computer
communication, document design, as well as modeling multimodal human-human
interactions involving actions.  Action modeling is an inherently
multi-disciplinary area, involving contributions from computational
linguistics, AI, semantics, robotics, psychology, and formal logic.

While there has been considerable attention in the community paid to the
representation and recognition of events (e.g., the development of
ISO-TimeML and associated specifications, and the 4 Workshops on “EVENTS:
Definition, Detection, Coreference, and Representation”), the goals of this
workshop are focused specifically on actions undertaken by embodied agents
as opposed to events in the abstract. By concentrating on actions, we hope
to attract those researchers working in computational semantics, gesture,
dialogue, HCI, robotics, and other areas, in order to develop a community
around action as a communicative modality where their work can be
communicated and shared. This community will be a venue for the development
and evaluation of resources regarding the integration of action recognition
and processing in human-computer communication.



9.00 -   9.15     Introduction

9.15 - 10.00     Keynote: Language, Action, and Perception, Simon Dobnik
(University of Gothenburg)

10.00 - 10.10     Discussion

10.10 - 10.30     Action Hierarchy Extraction and its Application,
Aliaksandr Huminski, Hao Zhang

10.30 - 11.00     Coffee Break

11.00 - 11.20     Human-Robot Dialogue and Collaboration in Search and
Navigation, Claire Bonial, Stephanie Lukin, Ashley Foots, Cassidy Henry,
Matthew Marge,Ron Artstein, David Traum, Clare R. Voss

11.20 - 12.30     Poster presentations (see below)

12.30 - 13.00     Road Map Discussion


- Laughter and Body Movements as Communicative Actions in Encounters

Kristiina Jokinen, Trung Ngo Trong

- Learning Actions from Events Using Agent Motions

Nikhil Krishnaswamy, Tuan Do, and James Pustejovsky

- Action Identification and Local Equivalence of Action Verbs: the
Annotation Framework of the IMAGACT Ontology

Massimo Moneglia, Alessandro Panunzi, Lorenzo Gregori

- Action Categorisation in Multimodal Instructions

Ielka van der Sluis, Renate Vergeer, Gisela Redeker

-VANNOTATOR: a Gesture-driven Annotation Framework for Linguistic and
Multimodal Annotation

Christian Spiekermann, Giuseppe Abrami, Alexander Mehler



For more information visit the workshop webpage at:

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Jan Alexanderson, DFKI

Yiannis Aloimonos, University of Maryland

Anja Belz, University of Brighton

Johan Bos, University of Groningen

Kirsten Bergmann, Bielefeld University

Harry Bunt, Tilburg University

Simon Dobnik, University of Gothenburg

Eren Erdal Aksoy, Karlsruhe Institut fur Technologie

Kristiina Jokinen, AIRC AIST

Johan Kwisthout, Radboud University Nijmegen

Nikhil Krishnaswamy, Brandeis University

Alex Lascarides, University of Edinburgh

Andy Lucking, Goethe-Universität Frankfurt am Main

Siddharth Narayanaswamy, University of Oxford

Paul Piwek, Open University

Matthias Rehm, Aalborg University

Gisela Redeker, University of Groningen

Daniel Sonntag, DFKI

Michael McTear, University of Ulster

Mariet Theune, University of Twente

David Traum, USC Institute for Creative Technologies

Florentin Wörgötte, Georg-August University Göttingen

Luke Zettlemoyer, UW CSE



James Pustejovsky, Brandeis University

Ielka van de Sluis, University of Groningen



Ielka van der Sluis

Department of Communication and Information Sciences
Center for Language and Cognition Groningen
Faculty of Arts, University of Groningen

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