Modelling the effect of speaker familiarity and noise on infant word recognition
Bergmann, C., Gubian, M., & Boves, L.
Modelling the effect of speaker familiarity and noise on infant word recognition. In Proceedings of the 11th Annual Conference of the International Speech Communication Association [Interspeech 2010]
(pp. 2910-2913). ISCA.
In the present paper we show that a general-purpose word learning
model can simulate several important findings from recent
experiments in language acquisition. Both the addition of background
noise and varying the speaker have been found to influence
infants’ performance during word recognition experiments.
We were able to replicate this behaviour in our artificial
word learning agent. We use the results to discuss both advantages
and limitations of computational models of language