Cooperation, conceptual spaces and the evolution of semantics

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Abstract

We start by providing an evolutionary scenario for the emergence of semantics. It is argued that the evolution of anticipatory cognition and theory of mind in the hominids opened up for cooperation about future goals. This cooperation requires symbolic communication. The meanings of the symbols are established via a "meeting of minds." The concepts in the minds of communicating individuals are modelled as convex regions in conceptual spaces. We then outline a mathematical framework based on fixpoints in continuous mappings between conceptual spaces that can be used to model such a semantics.

Detaljer

Författare
Enheter & grupper
Forskningsområden

Ämnesklassifikation (UKÄ) – OBLIGATORISK

  • Lärande
  • Jämförande språkvetenskap och lingvistik

Nyckelord

Originalspråkengelska
Titel på värdpublikationLecture Notes in Computer Science: Symbol Grounding and Beyond
FörlagSpringer
Sidor16-30
Volym4211 LNAI
StatusPublished - 2006
PublikationskategoriForskning
Peer review utfördJa
Evenemang3rd International Workshop on the Emergence and Evolution of Linguistic Communication, EELC 2006 - Rome, Italien
Varaktighet: 2006 sep 302006 okt 1

Publikationsserier

Namn
Volym4211 LNAI
ISSN (tryckt)0302-9743
ISSN (elektroniskt)1611-3349

Konferens

Konferens3rd International Workshop on the Emergence and Evolution of Linguistic Communication, EELC 2006
LandItalien
OrtRome
Period2006/09/302006/10/01