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This paper describes an empirical study aimed at investigating object references
in Virtual Environments using iconic gestures. Observations are focused on spatial
concepts conveyed gestually and their relation to features of the gesture shape. A set
of important features and spatial concepts useful for automated gesture recognition is
identified. Based on these findings we propose a model of an iconic reference recognizer.