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Evolutionary pressure on developing simple languages
University of Skövde, School of Humanities and Informatics.
University of Skövde, School of Humanities and Informatics.
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Abstract [en]

The interest for studying the origin and development of language has increased greatly in the last decades. For a language to be developed the production and understanding of it must co evolve, otherwise the users will not be able to understand each other. Here, we show that the co-evolution of language production and understanding promotes the development of an efficient language, where the efficiency is measured in terms of number of symbols needed to transmit a message and distinguish it from other possible messages. We also show how agents evolve a very simple language in order to solve the task at hand, even though the simplicity is never enforced in any way.

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Skövde: Institutionen för kommunikation och information , 2004. , 11 p.
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IKI Technical Reports, HS- IKI -TR-04-005
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Information Science
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URN: urn:nbn:se:his:diva-1255OAI: oai:DiVA.org:his-1255DiVA: diva2:2390
Available from: 2008-06-17 Created: 2008-06-17 Last updated: 2014-08-18

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