Dynamic Maps as Representations of Verbs
MASSACHUSETTS UNIV AMHERST DEPT OF COMPUTER SCIENCE
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This paper describes a representation of the meanings of verbs based on the dynamics of interactions between two agents or objects. The representation treats interactions as having three phases, before, during and after contact. Maps for these phases are constructed. Trajectories through these maps correspond to different types of interactions and are denoted by different verbs. We summarize the results of experiments on learning and reasoning with maps.