The system consists of three modules: natural language interpretation based on information extraction (IE) methods; a planning module that produces a geometric description of the accident; and finally a visualization module that uses Java3D to render the geometric description as animated graphics.
We performed a small user study to evaluate the quality of the visualization. The results validate our choice of methods; and since this is the first evaluation of a text-to-scene conversion system; they also provide a baseline for further studies.
CR Categories: H.5.1 [Information Interfaces and Presentation]: Multimedia Information Systemsâ€”Animations; I.2.7 [Artificial Intelligence]: Natural Language Processingâ€”Text Analysis; I.2.8 [Artificial Intelligence]: Problem Solving; Control Methods; and Searchâ€”Plan execution; formation; and generation
Keywords: Text-to-scene conversion; 3D graphics; natural language processing