2012年9月25日（火） 18:00-20:00 豊中キャンパス 基礎工学研究科 A403にて第52回創成塾を開催致します．
18：00-19：00 馬塚れい子(理化学研究所 脳科学総合研究センター，言語発達研究 チーム チームリーダー)
19：00-19：20 Michele Stecca(on Skype)(Computer Platform Research Center (CIPI) c/o University of Padua, Dept. of Information Engineering (DEI) , Postdoctoral researcher)
Talk 1:Reiko Mazuka (Team Leader, Lab for Language Development, RIKEN Brain Science Institute）
“Investigating human language acquisition using phonological features of Japanese”
The goal of our research is identify the processes by which human infants with no prior linguistic knowledge and highly limited cognitive skills acquire the ability to understand and manipulate highly complex language systems in a short time and without explicit instruction. The talk will present results from studies that investigated how Japanese infants learn certain characteristics of Japanese phonology, knowledge of which is considered prerequisite for the acquisition of abstract, symbolic properties of language. One distinctive characteristics of Japanese phonology, for example, is duration-based vowel distinction, which can be used for both lexical differentiation (obasan vs obaasan) and for phrasal/prosodic differentiation (dakara vs dakaraaa). How do babies learn that lexical and prosodic information systems are different, and how do they determine whether a given long or short vowel is being used lexically or prosodically? Our studies compare babies’ behavioral responses with speech input provided by their environment, computational acquisition models, and brain imaging studies. The talk will discuss results from these and related studies, highlighting the unique opportunities that Japanese language properties provide to disentangle fundamental questions pertaining to acquisition.
Talk 2: Michele Stecca(on Skype)(Computer Platform Research Center (CIPI) c/o University of Padua, Dept. of Information Engineering (DEI) , Postdoctoral researcher)
“Introduction to Service Composition ‘in-the-cloud’”
In the last years we witnessed a proliferation of the Web APIs (Application Programming Interfaces) provided by Web companies such as eBay, Amazon, Google, Yahoo, Facebook, Twitter, etc. in order to ‘open’ their platforms to 3rd party developers to increase revenues. These APIs can be combined together to create new value added services called Service Compositions (a.k.a., Mashups). In this presentation we introduce the general concept of ‘Service Composition’ and the technologies supporting the easy creation and efficient execution of these composite applications. The presentation also describes how Service Compositions can be used according to the Platform as a Service – PaaS Cloud Computing paradigm. Finally we describe a ‘Service Composition Ecosystem’ inspired by the Apple Store case study.