The language game

Coevolution of words and meanings

December 30, 2014 — April 1, 2022

Semantics in communicative context.

Figure 1

When do we need to use words? What words can be maintained between people? (Baronchelli et al. 2010; Loreto, Mukherjee, and Tria 2012) have a toy model for color words, which is a clever choice of domain.

(Steyvers and Tenenbaum 2005): a connection to categorical stochastics and evolutionary models.

Figure 2: The rose has teeth in the mouth of the beast, courtesy Dead Philosophers.

1 Incoming

2 References

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