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Speaking of location: a review of spatial language research

Stock, Kristin, Jones, Christopher B. ORCID: and Tenbrink, Thora 2022. Speaking of location: a review of spatial language research. Spatial Cognition & Computation 22 (3-4) , pp. 185-224. 10.1080/13875868.2022.2095275
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Spatial language incorporates descriptions of locations, routes, and landscapes, and is used by humans daily. Research has addressed a wide range of aspects of spatial language, including its form; the ways in which it is selected and applied; and cognitive, geometric, and functional factors affecting its use. Furthermore, much work has been done on the automation of spatial language extraction, analysis, interpretation, and generation. To introduce the Special Issue on this broad topic, this paper reviews spatial language research framed by an extension to the well-known semantic triangle, the “spatial semantic pyramid,” which represents both human spatial language and relevant computational research. By introducing it, we hope to stimulate discussion about gaps and future directions in this important research field.

Item Type: Article
Date Type: Publication
Status: Published
Schools: Computer Science & Informatics
Publisher: Taylor and Francis
ISSN: 1387-5868
Date of First Compliant Deposit: 22 July 2022
Date of Acceptance: 21 June 2022
Last Modified: 30 Nov 2022 18:38

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