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On the emergence of linguistic conventions in a population of agents

January 5 , 13:00 14:00

Speaker: Prof. Adam Lipowski
Affiliation: Faculty of Physics, Adam Mickiewicz University Poznań, Poland
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The origin and evolution of language is an intriguing scientific problem that attracts much attention of researchers of multiple disciplines.
Recently, the idea that language might have spontaneously emerged in a population of communicating individuals draws a considerable attention and motivates various computational modeling studies. One can mimic these communication processes using certain language games and examine whether such a language will be commonly understood, what structure it has and how it will subsequently evolve. We give a brief introduction to this research field biased by our own experience.

Chaiman: Prof. Sławomir Breiter

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