Vivien Mast

Research Assistant

AG Bateman
Enrique-Schmidt-Straße 5
28359 Bremen

+49 (0)421 218-64264


About me

I am a phd student in computer science, working in the project group I5-DiaSpace of the SFB/TR-8 Spatial Cognition in Bremen, Germany.
The focus of my current work is on generating  route instructions for pedestrian indoor navigation. This includes theoretical work on the structural differences between car navigation and pedestrian indoor navigation, empirical studies, for example comparing the effects of different instruction types on wayfinding performance, and the implementation of a system for generating scene-based route instructions with flexible use of descriptive and prescriptive strategies.
I also do research on verbal human-computer interaction in spatial environments, and interpersonal semantics/pragmatics for human-robot dialogues.


Language and Space, Situated Communication, Human-Computer Interaction, Natural Language Generation, Computational Modeling of Language and Cognition, Language Acquisition

Research Projects


DiaSpace in the media: (Please add links to the files in the attachment, or alternatively the links to the original sources)
Mit dem Navi durch das Labyrinth (Scheinwerfer: Bremens freies Unimagazin, May 2012) – alternative: Link

Computerlinguistik: Einer der relevantesten Jobs (DRadio Wissen, February 2012) – alternative: Link

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