The emergence and evolution of linguistic structure: From lexical to grammatical communication systems

  • Steels L
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In this paper, efforts to understand the self-organization and evolution of language from a cognitive modelling point of view are discussed. In particular, the paper focuses on efforts that use connectionist components to synthesize some of the major stages in the emergence of language and possible transitions between stages. New technical results are not introduced, but some dimensions for mapping out the research landscape are discussed.

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  • Language evolution
  • Multi-agent learning
  • Semiotic dynamics

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  • Luc Steels

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