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Adaptive Communication among Collaborative Agents: Preliminary Results from Symbol Grounding

  • Author(s): Lee, Yoosook;
  • Riggle, Jason;
  • Collier, Travis C;
  • Stabler, E P;
  • Taylor, C E
  • et al.

Communication among adaptive agents can be framed as language acquisition and broken down into three problems; symbol grounding, language learning, and language evolution. We propose that this view clarifies many of the difficulties framing issues of collaboration and self-organization. Additionally, we demonstrate simple classification systems that can provide the first step in grounding real-world data and provide general schema for constructing other such systems. The first system classifies auditory input from frog calls and is presented as a model of grounding objects. The second system uses the minimum description length framework to distinguish patterns of robot movement as a model of grounding actions.

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