Cultural and Language Influences on the Interpretation of Spatial Prepositions

Mark Hall, Christopher Jones

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Culture and language can influence the generation and interpretation of spatial language, which would impact the quality of computational spatial language processing. This paper presents three human-subject experiments aimed at investigating these potential influences on the quantitative interpretations of five spatial prepositions. We show that for the languages (English and German) and cultures investigated (Europe and United States) neither language nor culture have a significant influence
Original languageEnglish
Publication statusPublished - 2012
EventGI_Forum 2012 - Salzburg, Austria
Duration: 3 Jul 20126 Jul 2012


ConferenceGI_Forum 2012


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