Lexical and affective models in early acquisition of semantics

Athanasia Kolovou, Elias Iosif, Alexandros Potamianos


Motivated by theories of early language development in children we investigate the contribution of affective features to early acquisition of lexical semantics. For the task of semantic similarity between words, semantic and affective spaces are modeled using network-based distributed semantic models. We propose a method for constructing semantic activations from a combination of lexical and affective relations and show that affective information plays a prominent role in our lexical development model.


 DOI: 10.21437/WOCCI.2017-7

Cite as: Kolovou, A., Iosif, E., Potamianos, A. (2017) Lexical and affective models in early acquisition of semantics. Proc. WOCCI 2017: 6th International Workshop on Child Computer Interaction, 40-45, DOI: 10.21437/WOCCI.2017-7.


@inproceedings{Kolovou2017,
  author={Athanasia Kolovou and Elias Iosif and Alexandros Potamianos},
  title={Lexical and affective models in early acquisition of semantics},
  year=2017,
  booktitle={Proc. WOCCI 2017: 6th International Workshop on Child Computer Interaction},
  pages={40--45},
  doi={10.21437/WOCCI.2017-7},
  url={http://dx.doi.org/10.21437/WOCCI.2017-7}
}