Simulating Meaning Negotiation Using Observational Language Games [chapter]

Tiina Lindh-Knuutila, Timo Honkela, Krista Lagus
2006 Lecture Notes in Computer Science  
In this article, we study the emergence of associations between words and concepts using the self-organizing map. In particular, we explore the meaning negotiations among communicating agents. The self-organizing map is used as a model of an agent's conceptual memory. The concepts are not explicitly given but they are learned by the agent in an unsupervised manner. Concepts are viewed as areas formed in a self-organizing map based on unsupervised learning. The language acquisition process is
more » ... eled in a population of simulated agents by using a series of language games, specifically observational games. The results of the simulation experiments verify that the agents learn to communicate successfully and a shared lexicon emerges.
doi:10.1007/11880172_13 fatcat:jjyaattskrazjcm5kvdvv6pd3e