Understanding Radio Broadcasts On Soccer: The Concept 'Mental Image' and Its Use in Spatial Reasoning

TitleUnderstanding Radio Broadcasts On Soccer: The Concept 'Mental Image' and Its Use in Spatial Reasoning
Publication TypeTechnical Report
Year of Publication1995
AuthorsSchirra, J. R. J.
Other Numbers943
Abstract

Most cognitive theories agree that a listener of a sports broadcast on radio usually imagines the scene described; the concept 'mental image' appears in a specific sort of explanations. In contrast to this conception, it is argued that this concept should rather be understood as part of a certain kind of grounding (or justifying) explanations of the radio listener's understanding. This particular conception is based on the distinction between 'specification' and 'implementation' as found in the theory of abstract data types. Its application to the field of spatial concepts leads to a computational system (ANTLIMA) which exemplifies how the expression 'mental image' could be used while explaining a speaker's ability to control the resolvability of ambiguities in an objective description of what the speaker sees.

URLhttp://www.icsi.berkeley.edu/ftp/global/pub/techreports/1995/tr-95-003.pdf
Bibliographic Notes

ICSI Technical Report TR-95-003

Abbreviated Authors

J. R. J. Schirra

ICSI Publication Type

Technical Report