The main goal of multi-modal SpRL is to explore the extraction of spatial information from two information resources that are image and text. This is important for various applications such as semantic search, question answering, geographical information systems and even in robotics for machine understanding of navigational instructions or instructions for grabbing and manipulating objects. It is also essential for some specific tasks such as text to scene conversion or vice-versa, scene understanding as well as general information retrieval tasks when using a huge amount of available multimodal data from various resources. Moreover, there is an increasing interest in the extraction of spatial information from medical images that are accompanied by natural language descriptions. In this workshop we accept papers related to this research topic, moreover, we provide a pilot task and data for the interested participants to build a system for such extractions.
Parisa Kordjamshidi, Tulane University, email@example.com
Taher Rahgooy, Tulane University, firstname.lastname@example.org
Marie-Francine Moens, KULeuven, email@example.com
James Pustejovsky, Brandeis University, firstname.lastname@example.org
Kirk Roberts, UT Health Science Center at Houston, email@example.com
. Kordjamshidi, P., Moens, M., van Otterlo, M., (2010). Spatial Role Labeling: Task Definition and Annotation Scheme, LREC'10.
. James Pustejovsky, Jessica Moszkowicz, and Marc Verhagen. A linguistically grounded annotation language for spatial information. TAL, 53(2), 2012. 6
. Kordjamshidi, P., van Otterlo, M., Moens, M. (2011). Spatial role labeling: Towards extraction of spatial relations from natural language. ACM Transactions on Speech and Language Processing, 8(3), 4-36.
. Kordjamshidi, P., Moens, M. (2015). Global machine learning for spatial ontology population. Journal of Web Semantics, 30, 3-21. Download
. James Pustejovsky and Zachary Yochum. Image Annotation with ISO-Space: Distinguishing Content from Structure. Proceedings of the Ninth International Conference on Language Resources and Evaluation (LREC'14), 2014.
. Kordjamshidi, P., van Otterlo, M., Moens, M. (2015). Spatial role labeling annotation scheme. In: Pustejovsky J., Ide N. (Eds.), Handbook of Linguistic Annotation Springer Verlag. Download
. James Pustejovsky and Zachary Yocum. Capturing motion in ISO-SpaceBank. In Workshop on Interoperable Semantic Annotation, page 25, 2013.