Language, Vision and Music: Selected papers from the 8th International Workshop on the Cognitive Science of Natural Language Processing, Galway, 1999

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Paul Mc Kevitt, Seán Ó Nualláin, Conn Mulvihill
John Benjamins Publishing, Oct 22, 2002 - Language Arts & Disciplines - 433 pages
Language, vision and music: what common cognitive patterns underlie our competence in these disparate modes of thought? Language (natural & formal), vision and music seem to share at least the following attributes: a hierarchical organisation of constituents, recursivity, metaphor, the possibility of self-reference, ambiguity, and systematicity. Can we propose the existence of a general symbol system with instantiations in these three modes or is the only commonality to be found at the level of such entities as cerebral columnar automata? Answers are to be found in this international collection of work which recognises that one of the basic features of consciousness is its MultiModality, that there are possibilities to model this with contemporary technology, and that cross-cultural commonalities in the experience of, and creativity within, the various modalities are significant. With the advent of Intelligent MultiMedia this aspect of consciousness implementation in mind/brain acquires new significance. (Series B)
 

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Contents

Introduction
1
Language vision
9
Multimedia integration A systemtheoretic perspective
15
Visualising lexical prosodic representations for speech applications
29
A simulated language understanding agent using virtual perception
39
The Hitchhikers Guide to the Galaxy
55
Affective multimodal interaction with a 3D agent
67
CHAMELEON A general platform for performing intellimedia
79
A comparative review of priming effects in language and music
231
The respective roles of consciousand subconscious processes for interpreting language and music
241
Aesthetic forms of expression as information delivery units
255
The lexicon of the Conductors face
271
How do interactive virtual operas shift relationships between music text and image?
285
Lets Improvise Together A testbed for a formalism in language vision and sounds integration
295
On tonality in Irish traditional music
303
The relationship between the imitation and recognition of nonverbal rhythms and language comprehension
313

Machine perception of realtime multimodal natural dialogue
97
Communicative rhythm in gesture and speech
117
Signals and meanings of gaze in animated faces
133
Speech vision and aphasic communication
145
Synaesthesia and knowing
157
What synaesthesia is and is not
171
Synaesthesia is not a psychic anomaly but a form of nonverbal thinking
181
Language music
189
Music and language Metaphor and causation
191
Expression content and meaning in language and music An integrated semiotic analysis
205
Auditory structuring in explaining dyslexia
221
Risingfalling contours in speech A metaphor of tensionresolution schemes in European musical traditions? Evidence from regional varieties of Italian
325
Creativity
339
What is creativity?
341
The Upper Paleolithic to 2100CE
347
Creativity in humans computers and the rest of Gods creatures A meditation from within the economic world
373
The origins of Mexican metaphor in Tarahumara Indian religion
385
Is creativity algorithmic?
401
Subject Index
411
Name Index
427
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