MoL-2014-17: On Evolution of Compositionality

MoL-2014-17: Brinkhorst, Sanne (2014) On Evolution of Compositionality. [Report]

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This thesis focusses on the question how compositional language emerged. Two new models for combinatorial message use are presented. In these models two agents play a Lewis signalling game. The first model is an adaptation of the Barrett-Skyrms model for multiple messages. This adaptation allows for message of arbitrary length and is less likely to get caught in a pooling equilibrium than existing models do. The second model is an artificial neural network approach. In this model it is more likely that a signalling strategy with perfect information transfer emerges and the agents can communicate about states that are not trained but are similar to the states that are known.

Item Type: Report
Report Nr: MoL-2014-17
Series Name: Master of Logic Thesis (MoL) Series
Year: 2014
Uncontrolled Keywords: logic, language
Subjects: Logic
Date Deposited: 12 Oct 2016 14:38
Last Modified: 12 Oct 2016 14:38

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