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Presentation 2021-03-14 14:25
VLS-BERT: Meaning Acquisition of Sentence-Final Particles from Vision, Language and Subjective Feelings
Akane Matsushima, Natsuki Oka, Chie Fukada (KIT), Yuko Yoshimura (Kanazawa Univ.), Koji Kawahara (NUFS) TL2020-20
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(in English) Understanding utterance meanings at the illocutionary force level (Austin 1962), such as question, request, greeting, is the first step in sharing intentions, and function words help us identify them. We aim to constructively grasp the acquisition mechanism of function words, especially sentence-final particles in Japanese, by constructing a model that integrates both automatic and conscious processings. In this study, we propose a model that associates vision, language, and subjective feelings by self-attention (VLS-BERT), which is a part of the developmental model of children’s automatic processing at the
stage of acquiring sentence-final particles. Our simulation results showed that the model could associate linguistic information with visual information and/or subjective feelings. Furthermore, the result proved that the linguistic information of each of the utterances with the sentence-final particle yo was more strongly associated with the visual information and/or subjective feelings immediately after the time of the utterance, and that the linguistic information of each of the utterances with the sentence-final particle ne was more strongly associated with the visual information and/or subjective feelings at the time of the utterance. To give a specific example, Ringo da yo ‘I want to inform you that here is an apple’ was associated with the visual information at the next time of the utterance (i.e. the information obtained from looking at the apple, and Ringo da ne ‘I want to share the feeling that we are both looking at the apple’ was associated with the visual information at the time of the utterance. This result indicates that VLS-BERT implicitly acquired the meanings of the two different sentence-final particles.
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(in English) language acquisition / BERT / self-attention / sentence-final particles / / / /  
Reference Info. IEICE Tech. Rep., vol. 120, no. 427, TL2020-20, pp. 12-17, March 2021.
Paper # TL2020-20 
Date of Issue 2021-03-07 (TL) 
ISSN Print edition: ISSN 0913-5685  Online edition: ISSN 2432-6380
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Committee TL  
Conference Date 2021-03-14 - 2021-03-14 
Place (in Japanese) (See Japanese page) 
Place (in English) Online 
Topics (in Japanese) (See Japanese page) 
Topics (in English) Theme 1 : Language and Learning, Learning Language, Theme 2: Abduction of meaning, "Ba" in Co-Creation, Abduction and Innovation, Theme 3: Language Environments and Language Resources 
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Conference Code 2021-03-TL 
Language Japanese 
Title (in Japanese) (See Japanese page) 
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Title (in English) VLS-BERT: Meaning Acquisition of Sentence-Final Particles from Vision, Language and Subjective Feelings 
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Keyword(1) language acquisition  
Keyword(2) BERT  
Keyword(3) self-attention  
Keyword(4) sentence-final particles  
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1st Author's Name Akane Matsushima  
1st Author's Affiliation Kyoto Institute of Technology (KIT)
2nd Author's Name Natsuki Oka  
2nd Author's Affiliation Kyoto Institute of Technology (KIT)
3rd Author's Name Chie Fukada  
3rd Author's Affiliation Kyoto Institute of Technology (KIT)
4th Author's Name Yuko Yoshimura  
4th Author's Affiliation Kanazawa University (Kanazawa Univ.)
5th Author's Name Koji Kawahara  
5th Author's Affiliation Nagoya University of Foreign Studies (NUFS)
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Date Time 2021-03-14 14:25:00 
Presentation Time 30 
Registration for TL 
Paper # IEICE-TL2020-20 
Volume (vol) IEICE-120 
Number (no) no.427 
Page pp.12-17 
#Pages IEICE-6 
Date of Issue IEICE-TL-2021-03-07 


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