Towards an automatic measurement of verbal lexicon acquisition: The case for a young children-vs-adults categorization in French and Mandarin

Yann DESALLE, Shu-Kai HSIEH, Bruno GAUME, Hin Tat CHEUNG

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Abstract

In this paper we define a lexical metrology in graphs of verbal synonymy to compute the flexsemic score of speakers from their verbal productions in action denomination tasks. This flexsemic score is used to automatically categorize young children versus young adults. We show that this score is effective in French and in Mandarin. Copyright © 2010 by Yann Desalle, Shu-Kai Hsieh, Bruno Gaume, and Hintat Cheung.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationPACLIC 24: Proceedings of the 24th Pacific Asia Conference on Language, Information and Computation
EditorsRyo OTOGURO, Kiyoshi ISHIKAWA, Hiroshi UMEMOTO, Kei YOSHIMOTO, Yasunari HARADA
Place of PublicationSendai
PublisherInstitute of Digital Enhancement of Cognitive Processing, Waseda University
Pages809-818
ISBN (Print)9784905166009
Publication statusPublished - 2010

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Desalle, Y., Hsieh, S.-K., Gaume, B., & Cheung, H. (2010). Towards an automatic measurement of verbal lexicon acquisition: The case for a young children-vs-adults categorization in French and Mandarin. In R. Otoguro, K. Ishikawa, H. Umemoto, K. Yoshimoto, & Y. Harada (Eds.), PACLIC 24: Proceedings of the 24th Pacific Asia Conference on Language, Information and Computation (pp. 809-818). Sendai: Institute of Digital Enhancement of Cognitive Processing, Waseda University.

Keywords

  • Automatic categorization
  • Flexsem
  • Language acquisition
  • Prox