Bob Coyne


SpatialNet: A Declarative Resource for Spatial Relations
Morgan Ulinski | Bob Coyne | Julia Hirschberg
Proceedings of the Combined Workshop on Spatial Language Understanding (SpLU) and Grounded Communication for Robotics (RoboNLP)

This paper introduces SpatialNet, a novel resource which links linguistic expressions to actual spatial configurations. SpatialNet is based on FrameNet (Ruppenhofer et al., 2016) and VigNet (Coyne et al., 2011), two resources which use frame semantics to encode lexical meaning. SpatialNet uses a deep semantic representation of spatial relations to provide a formal description of how a language expresses spatial information. This formal representation of the lexical semantics of spatial language also provides a consistent way to represent spatial meaning across multiple languages. In this paper, we describe the structure of SpatialNet, with examples from English and German. We also show how SpatialNet can be combined with other existing NLP tools to create a text-to-scene system for a language.


Evaluating the WordsEye Text-to-Scene System: Imaginative and Realistic Sentences
Morgan Ulinski | Bob Coyne | Julia Hirschberg
Proceedings of the Eleventh International Conference on Language Resources and Evaluation (LREC 2018)


WELT: Using Graphics Generation in Linguistic Fieldwork
Morgan Ulinski | Anusha Balakrishnan | Bob Coyne | Julia Hirschberg | Owen Rambow
Proceedings of 52nd Annual Meeting of the Association for Computational Linguistics: System Demonstrations

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Documenting Endangered Languages with the WordsEye Linguistics Tool
Morgan Ulinski | Anusha Balakrishnan | Daniel Bauer | Bob Coyne | Julia Hirschberg | Owen Rambow
Proceedings of the 2014 Workshop on the Use of Computational Methods in the Study of Endangered Languages


Annotation Tools and Knowledge Representation for a Text-To-Scene System
Bob Coyne | Alex Klapheke | Masoud Rouhizadeh | Richard Sproat | Daniel Bauer
Proceedings of COLING 2012


Collecting Semantic Data from Mechanical Turk for a Lexical Knowledge Resource in a Text to Picture Generating System
Masoud Rouhizadeh | Margit Bowler | Richard Sproat | Bob Coyne
Proceedings of the Ninth International Conference on Computational Semantics (IWCS 2011)

VigNet: Grounding Language in Graphics using Frame Semantics
Bob Coyne | Daniel Bauer | Owen Rambow
Proceedings of the ACL 2011 Workshop on Relational Models of Semantics


Who, What, When, Where, Why? Comparing Multiple Approaches to the Cross-Lingual 5W Task
Kristen Parton | Kathleen R. McKeown | Bob Coyne | Mona T. Diab | Ralph Grishman | Dilek Hakkani-Tür | Mary Harper | Heng Ji | Wei Yun Ma | Adam Meyers | Sara Stolbach | Ang Sun | Gokhan Tur | Wei Xu | Sibel Yaman
Proceedings of the Joint Conference of the 47th Annual Meeting of the ACL and the 4th International Joint Conference on Natural Language Processing of the AFNLP