Construction of symbolic representation from human motion information

Yutaka Araki, Daisaku Arita, Rin Ichiro Taniguchi, Seiichi Uchida, Ryo Kurazume, Tsutomu Hasegawa

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

3 Citations (Scopus)


In general, avatar-based communication has a merit that it can represent non-verbal information. The simplest way of representing the non-verbal information is to capture the human action/motion by a motion capture system and to visualize the received motion data through the avatar. However, transferring raw motion data often makes the avatar motion unnatural or unrealistic because the body structure of the avatar is usually a bit different from that of the human beings. We think this can be solved by transferring the meaning of motion, instead of the raw motion data, and by properly visualizing the meaning depending on characteristics of the avatar's function and body structure. Here, the key issue is how to symbolize the motion meanings. Particularly, the problem is what kind of motions we should symbolize. In this paper, we introduce an algorithm to decide the symbols to be recognized referring to accumulated communication data, i.e., motion data.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationKnowledge-Based Intelligent Information and Engineering Systems - 10th International Conference, KES 2006, Proceedings
PublisherSpringer Verlag
Number of pages8
ISBN (Print)3540465375, 9783540465379
Publication statusPublished - 2006
Event10th International Conference on Knowledge-Based Intelligent Information and Engineering Systems, KES 2006 - Bournemouth, United Kingdom
Duration: Oct 9 2006Oct 11 2006

Publication series

NameLecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics)
Volume4252 LNAI - II
ISSN (Print)0302-9743
ISSN (Electronic)1611-3349


Other10th International Conference on Knowledge-Based Intelligent Information and Engineering Systems, KES 2006
Country/TerritoryUnited Kingdom

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Theoretical Computer Science
  • General Computer Science


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