Spranger, M., Pauw, S. and Loetzsch, M. Open-ended semantics co-evolving with spatial language. In Smith, A.D.M. and Schouwstra, M. and de Boer, B. and Smith, K., editor, The Evolution of Language (EVOLANG 8), pages 297-304, Singapore, 2010 World Scientific.

Sony CSL authors: Martin Loetzsch, Simon Pauw, Michael Spranger


How can we explain the enormous amount of creativity and flexibility in spatial language use? In this paper we detail computational experiments that try to capture the essence of this puzzle. We hypothesize that flexible semantics which allow agents to conceptualize reality in many different ways are key to this issue. We will introduce our particular semantic modeling approach as well as the coupling of conceptual structures to the language system. We will justify the approach and show how these systems play together in the evolution of spatial language using humanoid robots.

Keywords: irl, fcg, embodiment, spatial language, evolutionary linguistics, language games


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@INPROCEEDINGS { spranger:10a, ADDRESS="Singapore", AUTHOR="Spranger, M. and Pauw, S. and Loetzsch, M.", BOOKTITLE="The Evolution of Language (EVOLANG 8)", EDITOR="Smith, A.D.M. and Schouwstra, M. and de Boer, B. and Smith, K.", PAGES="297--304", PUBLISHER="World Scientific", TITLE="Open-ended semantics co-evolving with spatial language", YEAR="2010", }