Graphical expressions such as pictograms and avatars are used in various online intercultural communication applications to supplement or reinforce intercultural communication.
While graphical expressions carry certain semantics at first sight, cultural differences in interpretation are observed in some cases.
The following are the major research topics of this special interest group:
- Field study on intercultural interpretation of graphical expression
- Study on computational methods of handling graphical expression and its semantics
- Study on standardization of graphical resources as Language Grid Resources