ISCA Archive Interspeech 2009
ISCA Archive Interspeech 2009

Do multiple caregivers speed up language acquisition?

L. ten Bosch, Okko Johannes Räsänen, Joris Driesen, Guillaume Aimetti, Toomas Altosaar, Lou Boves, A. Corns

In this paper we compare three different implementations of language learning to investigate the issue of speaker-dependent initial representations and subsequent generalization. These implementations are used in a comprehensive model of language acquisition under development in the FP6 FET project ACORNS. All algorithms are embedded in a cognitively and ecologically plausible framework, and perform the task of detecting word-like units without any lexical, phonetic, or phonological information. The results show that the computational approaches differ with respect to the extent they deal with unseen speakers, and how generalization depends on the variation observed during training.

doi: 10.21437/Interspeech.2009-242

Cite as: Bosch, L.t., Räsänen, O.J., Driesen, J., Aimetti, G., Altosaar, T., Boves, L., Corns, A. (2009) Do multiple caregivers speed up language acquisition? Proc. Interspeech 2009, 704-707, doi: 10.21437/Interspeech.2009-242

  author={L. ten Bosch and Okko Johannes Räsänen and Joris Driesen and Guillaume Aimetti and Toomas Altosaar and Lou Boves and A. Corns},
  title={{Do multiple caregivers speed up language acquisition?}},
  booktitle={Proc. Interspeech 2009},