Autonomic Computing and Communications Systems. Third International ICST Conference, Autonomics 2009, Limassol, Cyprus, September 9-11, 2009, Revised Selected Papers

Research Article

Experiments on the Acquisition of the Semantics and Grammatical Constructions Required for Communicating Propositional Logic Sentences

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  • @INPROCEEDINGS{10.1007/978-3-642-11482-3_16,
        author={Josefina Sierra and Josefina Santib\^{a}\`{o}ez},
        title={Experiments on the Acquisition of the Semantics and Grammatical Constructions Required for Communicating Propositional Logic Sentences},
        proceedings={Autonomic Computing and Communications Systems. Third International ICST Conference, Autonomics 2009, Limassol, Cyprus, September 9-11, 2009, Revised Selected Papers},
        proceedings_a={AUTONOMICS},
        year={2012},
        month={4},
        keywords={Language acquisition logical categories induction self-organisation},
        doi={10.1007/978-3-642-11482-3_16}
    }
    
  • Josefina Sierra
    Josefina Santibáñez
    Year: 2012
    Experiments on the Acquisition of the Semantics and Grammatical Constructions Required for Communicating Propositional Logic Sentences
    AUTONOMICS
    Springer
    DOI: 10.1007/978-3-642-11482-3_16
Josefina Sierra1,*, Josefina Santibáñez2,*
  • 1: Technical University of Catalonia
  • 2: University of La Rioja
*Contact email: jsierra@lsi.upc.edu, josefina.santibanez@unirioja.es

Abstract

We describe some experiments which simulate a grounded approach to language acquisition in which a population of autonomous agents without prior linguistic knowledge tries to construct at the same time a conceptualisation of its environment and a shared language. The conceptualisation and language acquisition processes in each individual agent are based on general purpose cognitive capacities, such as categorisation, discrimination, evaluation and induction. The emergence of a shared language in the population results from a process of self-organisation of a particular type of linguistic interaction which takes place among the agents in the population.