6 Jun 2016 - 08:30 to 7 Jun 2016 - 16:30
CNR, Aula Marconi - P.le Aldo Moro 7, 00185 Roma

The MODELACT Project (based on the IMAGACT linguistic ontology of action) aims to identify how cognitive and linguistic action categories are defined in humans, and to develop models that can be used to take account of these facts. The project board promotes the MODELACT Conference on "Action, Language and Cognition" (to be held in Rome on 6-7 June 2016), which intends to represent a meeting point for the widening community that is concerned with the related research topics and fields.

    Topics of Interest:
  • Semantics of action
  • Action categorization in language and cognition
  • Action verbs in multilingualism and translation
  • Language typology and action verb lexical encoding
  • Acquisition of action-related lexicon in spoken and sign languages
  • Representation of action in sign languages
  • Embodied / grounded cognition of action
  • Action and language in the brain
  • Action processing and motor representation
  • Action verbs and natural language processing
  • Automatic processing of visual and linguistic information related to action
  • Linguistic and visual bases of knowledge for the representation of action
  • Action recognition and motor skills in artificial systems
  • Tools, affordances, and gestures in language and cognition
  • Action and motion verbs in figurative language
  • Abstract concepts representation
  • Actions and tools in novel concept formation

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Preliminary Program