The language game

Coevolution of words and meanings



Semantics in communicative context.

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.

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

References

Baronchelli, Andrea, Tao Gong, Andrea Puglisi, and Vittorio Loreto. 2010. β€œModeling the emergence of universality in color naming patterns.” Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America 107 (6): 2403–7.
Havrylov, Serhii, and Ivan Titov. 2017. β€œEmergence of Language with Multi-Agent Games: Learning to Communicate with Sequences of Symbols,” 11.
Loreto, Vittorio, Animesh Mukherjee, and Francesca Tria. 2012. β€œOn the Origin of the Hierarchy of Color Names.” Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America 109 (18): 6819–24.
Steyvers, Mark, and Joshua B. Tenenbaum. 2005. β€œThe Large-Scale Structure of Semantic Networks: Statistical Analyses and a Model of Semantic Growth.” Cognitive Science 29 (1): 41–78.

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