This work provides an ecological approach to learning words and speech units through natural interactions, without the need for preprogrammed linguistic knowledge in form of phonemes. Interactions such as imitation games and multimodal word learning create an initial set of words and speech units. These sets are then used to train statistical models in an unsupervised way.
Bibliographic reference. Hörnstein, Jonas / Santos-Victor, José (2010): "Learning words and speech units through natural interactions", In INTERSPEECH-2010, 434-437.