Steels, Luc Language as a Complex Adaptive System. In Schoenauer, M. and Deb, K. and Rudolph, G. and Yao, X. and Lutton, E. and Merelo, J.J. and Schwefel, H-P., editor, Proceedings of the 6th International Conference on Parallel Problem Solving from Nature, Lecture Notes in Computer Science (vol. 1917), pages 17-26, Berlin, September 2000 Springer-Verlag.

Sony CSL authors: Luc Steels

Abstract

The paper surveys recent work on modeling the origins of communication systems in groups of autonomous distributed agents. It is shown that five principles gleaned from biology are crucial: reinforcement learning, self-organisation, selectionism, co-evolution through structural coupling, and level formation.

Keywords: level formation, coupling, language evolution, complex adaptive systems

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@INPROCEEDINGS { steels:00f, ADDRESS="Berlin", AUTHOR="Steels, Luc", BOOKTITLE="Proceedings of the 6th International Conference on Parallel Problem Solving from Nature", EDITOR="Schoenauer, M. and Deb, K. and Rudolph, G. and Yao, X. and Lutton, E. and Merelo, J.J. and Schwefel, H-P.", MONTH="September", PAGES="17-26", PUBLISHER="Springer-Verlag", SERIES="Lecture Notes in Computer Science", TITLE="Language as a Complex Adaptive System", VOLUME="1917", YEAR="2000", }