Universität Bielefeld Universität Bielefeld - Technische Fakultät - AG Wissensbasierte Systeme

T. Sowa & I. Wachsmuth:
Understanding Coverbal Dimensional Gestures in a Virtual Design Environment.

Proceedings IDS'99 - Workshop on Interactive Dialogue in Multi-Modal Systems,
ESCA, 1999, 117-80.



Todays multimodal systems, which allow full-body (3D) gestures and speech
as input modalities, are quite restricted to easily interpretable
coverbal gestures with a predefined shape and meaning. In this paper,
we propose methods to abstract the concrete shape of gestures by using
high-level features and to integrate them with coexpressive words using
their phonological attributes. The application of this approach is
discussed for a class of gestures useful in virtual design. We sketch
our technical environment and first implementation approaches to build a
prototype system.

A. Kranstedt, 16.07.2003