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‘What did you say?’ Emergent Communication in a Multi-Agent Spatial Configuration

Marchione, Elio, Salgado, Mauricio and Gilbert, Nigel (2009) ‘What did you say?’ Emergent Communication in a Multi-Agent Spatial Configuration


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This paper reports the results of a multi-agent simulation designed to study the emergence and evolution of symbolic communica- tion. The novelty of this model is that it considers some interactional and spatial constraints to this process that have been disregarded by previous research. The model is used to give an account of the impli- cations of differences in the agents’ behaviour, which are embodied in a spatial environment. Two communicational dimensions are identified and four types of communication strategies are simultaneously tested. We use the model to point out some interesting emergent communica- tional properties when the agents’ behaviour is altered by considering those two dimensions.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (UNSPECIFIED)
Divisions : Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences > Department of Sociology
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Date : 14 September 2009
Additional Information : Published in: Proceedings of The European Social Simulation Association 2009 Conference, 14 -18th September, 2009, Guildford, United Kingdom.
Depositing User : Mr Adam Field
Date Deposited : 27 May 2010 14:42
Last Modified : 16 Jan 2019 16:22

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