Semantic Comprehension System for F-2 Emotional Robot

  • Artemy KotovEmail author
  • Nikita Arinkin
  • Alexander Filatov
  • Liudmila Zaidelman
  • Anna Zinina
Conference paper
Part of the Advances in Intelligent Systems and Computing book series (AISC, volume 636)


Within the project of F-2 personal robot we design a system for automatic text comprehension (parser). It enables the robot to choose “relevant” emotional reactions (output speech and gestures) to an incoming text – currently in Russian. The system executes morphological and syntactic analysis of the text and further constructs its semantic representation. This is a shallow representation where a set of semantic markers (lexical semantics) is distributed between a set of semantic roles – structure of the situation (fact). This representation may be used as (a) fact description – to search for facts with a given structure and (b) basis to invoke emotional reactions (gestures, facial expressions and utterances) to be performed by the personal robot within a dialogue. We argue that the execution of a relevant emotional reaction can be considered as a characteristic of text comprehension by computer systems.


Natural language comprehension Syntactic parser Text analysis 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Artemy Kotov
    • 1
    Email author
  • Nikita Arinkin
    • 1
  • Alexander Filatov
    • 2
  • Liudmila Zaidelman
    • 1
  • Anna Zinina
    • 1
  1. 1.National Research Center “Kurchatov Institute”MoscowRussia
  2. 2.Samsung R&D Institute RusMoscowRussia

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