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Something to talk about: Conflict and coincidence of interest in the evolution of shared meaning

Something to talk about: Conflict and coincidence of interest in the evolution of shared meaning
Something to talk about: Conflict and coincidence of interest in the evolution of shared meaning
This paper investigates the possibility of evolving communication in a multi-agent system (MAS) and a software simulation has been developed for this purpose. Agents in this system are controlled by an artificial neural network of the standard feed-forward type. The agent behaviour is evolved by modifying the connection weights using a steady-state genetic algorithm. After a discussion of the theory behind the evolution of communication some preliminary results are presented that demonstrate that even in relatively simple environments coordinated group behaviour can evolve consistently. Possible extensions to the simulation system are outlined that should promote the evolution of communication between agents.
Bullock, Seth
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Bullock, Seth
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Bullock, Seth (2000) Something to talk about: Conflict and coincidence of interest in the evolution of shared meaning. Proceedings of the Third International Conference on the Evolution of Language. 03 - 06 Apr 2000.

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This paper investigates the possibility of evolving communication in a multi-agent system (MAS) and a software simulation has been developed for this purpose. Agents in this system are controlled by an artificial neural network of the standard feed-forward type. The agent behaviour is evolved by modifying the connection weights using a steady-state genetic algorithm. After a discussion of the theory behind the evolution of communication some preliminary results are presented that demonstrate that even in relatively simple environments coordinated group behaviour can evolve consistently. Possible extensions to the simulation system are outlined that should promote the evolution of communication between agents.

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Published date: 2000
Additional Information: Event Dates: April 3rd-6th , 2000
Venue - Dates: Proceedings of the Third International Conference on the Evolution of Language, 2000-04-03 - 2000-04-06
Organisations: Agents, Interactions & Complexity

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Local EPrints ID: 270921
URI: http://eprints.soton.ac.uk/id/eprint/270921
PURE UUID: 2c2a038f-65bd-40b8-b51f-d78761c86796

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Date deposited: 24 Apr 2010 13:57
Last modified: 18 Jul 2017 06:49

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