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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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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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Published date: 2005
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
Keywords: language, categories, learning, symbol grounding, evolution
Organisations: Web & Internet Science

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Local EPrints ID: 260503
URI: http://eprints.soton.ac.uk/id/eprint/260503
ISSN: 0140-525X
PURE UUID: 567bf5f7-27f4-4f18-a0d9-686901f3df76

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Date deposited: 14 Feb 2005
Last modified: 18 Jul 2017 09:12

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Author: Stevan Harnad

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