Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: doi:10.22028/D291-25017
Title: Towards an understanding of coherence in multimodal discourse
Author(s): Bandyopadhyay, Som
Language: English
Year of Publication: 1990
OPUS Source: Kaiserslautern ; Saarbrücken : DFKI, 1990
SWD key words: Künstliche Intelligenz
DDC notations: 004 Computer science, internet
Publikation type: Report
Abstract: An understanding of coherence is attempted in a multimodal framework where the presentation of information is composed of both text and picture segments (or, audio-visuals in general). Coherence is characterised at three levels: coherence at the syntactic level which concerns the linking mechanism of the adjacent discourse segments at the surface level in order to make the presentation valid; coherence at the semantic level which concerns the linking of discourse segments through some semantic ties in order to generate a wellformed thematic organisation; and, coherence at the pragmatic level which concerns effective presentation through the linking of the discourse with the addressees' preexisting conceptual framework by making it compatible with the addressees' interpretive ability, and linking the discourse with the purpose and situation by selecting a proper discourse typology. A set of generalised coherence relations are defined and explained in the context of picture-sequence and multimodal presentation of information.
Link to this record: urn:nbn:de:bsz:291-scidok-38555
Series name: Technical memo / Deutsches Forschungszentrum für Künstliche Intelligenz [ISSN 0946-0071]
Series volume: 90-01
Date of registration: 5-Jul-2011
Faculty: SE - Sonstige Einrichtungen
Department: SE - DFKI Deutsches Forschungszentrum für Künstliche Intelligenz
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