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Behavior-Based Early Language Development on a Humanoid Robot

Varshavskaya, Paulina (2002) Behavior-Based Early Language Development on a Humanoid Robot. [Conference Paper]

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We are exploring the idea that early language acquisition could be better modelled on an artifcial creature by considering the pragmatic aspect of natural language and of its development in human infants. We have implemented a system of vocal behaviors on Kismet in which "words" or concepts are behaviors in a competitive hierarchy. This paper reports on the framework, the vocal system's architecture and algorithms, and some preliminary results from vocal label learning and concept formation.

Item Type:Conference Paper
Keywords:artifical language acquisition, pragmatic, vocal behaviors, Kismet
Subjects:Computer Science > Language
Computer Science > Artificial Intelligence
Computer Science > Speech
Computer Science > Robotics
ID Code:2528
Deposited By:Prince, Dr Christopher G.
Deposited On:04 Oct 2003
Last Modified:11 Mar 2011 08:55

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