Constructing the corpus of infant-directed speech and infant-like robot-directed speech

Ryuji Nakamura, Kouki Miyazawa, Hisashi Ishihara, Ken'ya Nishikawa, Hideaki Kikuchi, Minoru Asada, Reiko Mazuka

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Abstract

The characteristics of the spoken language used to address infants have been eagerly studied as a part of the language acquisition research. Because of the uncontrollability factor with regard to the infants, the features and roles of infantdirected speech were tried to be revealed by the comparison of speech directed toward infants and that toward other listeners. However, they share few characteristics with infants, while infants have many characteristics which may derive the features of IDS. In this study, to solve this problem, we will introduce a new approach that replaces the infant with an infant-like robot which is designed to control its motions and to imitate its appearance very similar to a real infant. We have now recorded both infant-and infantlike robot-directed speech and are constructing both corpora. Analysis of these corpora is expected to contribute to the studies of infant-directed speech. In this paper, we discuss the contents of this approach and the outline of the corpora.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationHAI 2015 - Proceedings of the 3rd International Conference on Human-Agent Interaction
PublisherAssociation for Computing Machinery, Inc
Pages167-169
Number of pages3
ISBN (Electronic)9781450335270
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2015 Oct 21
Event3rd International Conference on Human-Agent Interaction, HAI 2015 - Daegu, Korea, Republic of
Duration: 2015 Oct 212015 Oct 24

Publication series

NameHAI 2015 - Proceedings of the 3rd International Conference on Human-Agent Interaction

Other

Other3rd International Conference on Human-Agent Interaction, HAI 2015
CountryKorea, Republic of
CityDaegu
Period15/10/2115/10/24

Keywords

  • Human agent interaction
  • Infant-directed speech
  • Language acquisition
  • Speech register

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Human-Computer Interaction
  • Artificial Intelligence
  • Software

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    Nakamura, R., Miyazawa, K., Ishihara, H., Nishikawa, K., Kikuchi, H., Asada, M., & Mazuka, R. (2015). Constructing the corpus of infant-directed speech and infant-like robot-directed speech. In HAI 2015 - Proceedings of the 3rd International Conference on Human-Agent Interaction (pp. 167-169). (HAI 2015 - Proceedings of the 3rd International Conference on Human-Agent Interaction). Association for Computing Machinery, Inc. https://doi.org/10.1145/2814940.2814965