Learning words and speech units through natural interactions
Instituto de Sistemas e Robótica –
According to the ecological and emergent approach to language learning, infants are able to learn word-like patterns without preprogrammed linguistic knowledge such as phonemes. It is believed that the first words are learned by using relatively simple pattern matching techniques. Instead phonemes emerge as the vocabulary grows and statistical models are needed to handle the increasing complexity.
This work shows how pattern matching techniques can be used to create an initial set of words through the natural interaction between an infant and its caregiver. It also shows how a statistical “phoneme” model can emerge from this initial set of words in an unsupervised way. The learning techniques are implemented and demonstrated on a humanoid robot.
Date: 2010-Jun-08 Time: 16:00:00 Room: 04
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Workshop “Metabolism and mathematical models: Two for a tango” – 2nd Edition
Title: Workshop Metabolism and mathematical models: Two for a tango – 2nd Edition
Dates: October 25-26, 2022
Location: This workshop will be held in a virtual way
The topic of this workshop is metabolism in general, with a special focus, although not exclusive, on parasitology. Besides an exploration of the biological, biochemical and biomedical aspects, the workshop will also aim at presenting some of the mathematical modelling, algorithmic theory and software development that have become crucial to explore such aspects.
This workshop is being organised in the context of two projects, both with the Inria European Team Erable. One of the projects involves a partnership with the University of São Paulo (USP), in São Paulo, Brazil, more specifically the Institute of Mathematics and Statistics (IME) and the Institute of Biomedical Sciences – Inria Associated Team Capoeira – and the other involves the Inesc-ID/IST in Portugal, ETH in Zürich and EMBL in Heidelberg – H2020 Twinning Project Olissipo.
The workshop is open to all members of these two projects but also, importantly, to the community in general.
The program and more details are available here.