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Establishing communication systems without explicit meaning transmission



Smith ADM (2001) Establishing communication systems without explicit meaning transmission. In: Kelemen J & Sosik P (eds.) Advances in Artificial Life: 6th European Conference, ECAL 2001, Prague, Czech Republic, September 10-14, 2001 Proceedings. Lecture Notes in Computer Science, 4648. London: Springer-Verlag, pp. 381-390.;

This paper investigates the development of experience-based meaning creation and explores the problem of establishing successful communication systems in a population of agents. The aim of the work is to investigate how such systems can develop, without reliance on phenomena not found in actual human language learning, such as the explicit transmission of meaning or the provision of reliable error feedback to guide learning. Agents develop individual, distinct meaning structures, and although they can communicate despite this, communicative success is closely related to the proportion of shared lexicalised meaning, and the communicative systems have a large degree of redundant synonymy.

Title of seriesLecture Notes in Computer Science
Number in series4648
Publication date31/12/2001
Publisher URL
Place of publicationLondon
ISSN of series0302-9743

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Dr Andrew Smith

Dr Andrew Smith

Lecturer - Language Studies, English Studies