'What did you say?' Emergent communication in a multi-agent spatial configuration

Elio Marchione, Mauricio Salgado, Nigel Gilbert

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Abstract

This paper reports the results of a multi-agent simulation designed to study the emergence and evolution of symbolic communication. 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 implications 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 communicational properties when the agents' behaviour is altered by considering those two dimensions.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationConference Proceedings - 6th Conference of the European Social Simulation Association, ESSA 2009
PublisherThe European Social Simulation Association (ESSA)
ISBN (Electronic)1844690172
Publication statusPublished - 2009
Event6th Conference of the European Social Simulation Association, ESSA 2009 - Guildford, United Kingdom
Duration: 14 Sep 200918 Sep 2009

Other

Other6th Conference of the European Social Simulation Association, ESSA 2009
CountryUnited Kingdom
CityGuildford
Period14/09/0918/09/09

Keywords

  • Agent-based simulation
  • Computational sociology
  • Emergence
  • Lexicon acquisition
  • Symbolic communication

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Modelling and Simulation

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    Marchione, E., Salgado, M., & Gilbert, N. (2009). 'What did you say?' Emergent communication in a multi-agent spatial configuration. In Conference Proceedings - 6th Conference of the European Social Simulation Association, ESSA 2009 The European Social Simulation Association (ESSA).