Language and the game of life. Commentary on "Coordinating Perceptually Grounded Categories through Language. A Case Study for Colour." Luc Steels & Tony Belpaeme.


Harnad, Stevan (2005) Language and the game of life. Commentary on "Coordinating Perceptually Grounded Categories through Language. A Case Study for Colour." Luc Steels & Tony Belpaeme. Behavioral and Brain Sciences

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Description/Abstract

Steels & Belpaeme's simulations contain all the right components, but they are put together wrongly. Color categories are unrepresentative of categories in general and language is not merely naming. Language evolved because it provided a powerful new way to acquire categories (through instruction, rather than just the old way of other species, through trial-and-error experience). It did not evolve so that multiple agents looking at the same objects could let one another know which of the objects they had in mind, co-coining names for them on the fly.

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Additional Information: Commentary On: "Coordinating Perceptually Grounded Categories through Language. A Case Study for Colour." Luc Steels and Tony Belpaeme. http://www.bbsonline.org/Preprints/Steels-09262002/Referees/Steels.pdf
ISSNs: 0140-525X (print)
Keywords: language, categories, learning, symbol grounding, evolution
Organisations: Web & Internet Science
ePrint ID: 260503
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2005Published
Date Deposited: 14 Feb 2005
Last Modified: 17 Apr 2017 22:14
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URI: http://eprints.soton.ac.uk/id/eprint/260503

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