Applying computational semantics to the real-time communication of skill knowledge

Stephen Fox, Patrick Ehlen, Matthew Purver, Elizabeth Bratt, Matthew Frampton, Ichiro Kobayashi, Bevan Jones, Robert Munro, Stanley Peters

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Abstract

Global skill shortages are reported in many occupations. Existing strategies for addressing skill shortages are not successful and, as a result, skill shortages are an intractable problem. A new strategy, real-time communication of skill knowledge without human instructors, has the potential to bring about radical reductions in skill shortages. The goal of the study reported in this VTT Working Paper was to determine how skill knowledge could be communicated in real-time without reliance on access to a person with relevant existing skill knowledge. In particular, the communication of manual skills. The research involved literature review and field study. Literature review encompassed studies concerned with skill knowledge, communication media, and computational semantics. Field study involved interviews with industry practitioners seeking to address skill shortages and computational semantics scientists. The study revealed that many of the technologies and methods required for the real-time communication of skill knowledge without human instructors are already available. Further, the study revealed that computational semantics is essential to the successful application and integration of these technologies and methods.
Original languageEnglish
Place of PublicationEspoo
PublisherVTT Technical Research Centre of Finland
Number of pages86
ISBN (Electronic)978-951-38-7162-8
Publication statusPublished - 2008
MoE publication typeNot Eligible

Publication series

SeriesVTT Working Papers
Number101

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Semantics
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Industry

Keywords

  • skill
  • communication
  • computational semantics

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Fox, S., Ehlen, P., Purver, M., Bratt, E., Frampton, M., Kobayashi, I., ... Peters, S. (2008). Applying computational semantics to the real-time communication of skill knowledge. Espoo: VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland. VTT Working Papers, No. 101
Fox, Stephen ; Ehlen, Patrick ; Purver, Matthew ; Bratt, Elizabeth ; Frampton, Matthew ; Kobayashi, Ichiro ; Jones, Bevan ; Munro, Robert ; Peters, Stanley. / Applying computational semantics to the real-time communication of skill knowledge. Espoo : VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland, 2008. 86 p. (VTT Working Papers; No. 101).
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Applying computational semantics to the real-time communication of skill knowledge. / Fox, Stephen; Ehlen, Patrick; Purver, Matthew; Bratt, Elizabeth; Frampton, Matthew; Kobayashi, Ichiro; Jones, Bevan; Munro, Robert; Peters, Stanley.

Espoo : VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland, 2008. 86 p. (VTT Working Papers; No. 101).

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