In the fourth quarter of 1992, the Association for Computational Linguistics established a Special Interest Group on Multimedia Language Processing (SIGMEDIA). SIGMEDIA promotes research which focuses on the use of natural language within the context of a multimedia environment. This includes: (1) the interpretation of multimodal input, (2) the generation of multimodal output, (3) multimedia information retrieval and (4) anthropomorphic conversational agents.


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