Conventions spreading in open-ended systems

E Brigatti, I Roditi
2009 New Journal of Physics  
We introduce a simple open-ended model that describes the emergence of a shared vocabulary. The ordering transition toward consensus is generated only by an agreement mechanism. This interaction defines a finite and small number of states, despite each individual having the ability to invent an unlimited number of new words. The existence of a phase transition is studied by analyzing the convergence times, the cognitive efforts of the agents and the scaling behavior in memory and time
doi:10.1088/1367-2630/11/2/023018 fatcat:jdrleik2zrgrfjezmfjdfn42u4