Gerasymova, K. and Spranger, M. An Experiment in Temporal Language Learning. In Steels, L. and Hild, M., editor, Language Grounding in Robots, pages 237-254, Springer. New York, 2012.

Sony CSL authors: Kateryna Gerasymova, Michael Spranger


Russian requires speakers of the language to conceptualize events using temporal language devices such as Aktionsarten and aspect, which relate to particular profiles and characteristics of events such as whether the event just started, whether it is ongoing or it is a repeated event. This chapter explores how such temporal features of events can be processed and learned by robots through grounded situated interactions. We use a whole systems approach, tightly integrating perception, conceptualization grammatical processing and learning and demonstrate how a system of Aktionsarten can be acquired.

Keywords: temporal language, Russian aspect, grounding


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@INCOLLECTION { gerasymova:12b, ADDRESS="New York", AUTHOR="Gerasymova, K. and Spranger, M.", BOOKTITLE="Language Grounding in Robots", CHAPTER="12", EDITOR="Steels, L. and Hild, M.", PAGES="237--254", PUBLISHER="Springer", TITLE="An Experiment in Temporal Language Learning", YEAR="2012", }