Towards Learning Object Affordance Priors from Technical Texts

30 Oct 2014 Nicholas H. Kirk

Everyday activities performed by artificial assistants can potentially be executed naively and dangerously given their lack of common sense knowledge. This paper presents conceptual work towards obtaining prior knowledge on the usual modality (passive or active) of any given entity, and their affordance estimates, by extracting high-confidence ability modality semantic relations (X can Y relationship) from non-figurative texts, by analyzing co-occurrence of grammatical instances of subjects and verbs, and verbs and objects... (read more)

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