Multi-dimensional meanings in lexicon formation
This chapter introduces a language game experiment for studying the
formation of a shared lexicon when word meanings are not restricted
to a single domain, but instead
consist of any combination of perceptual features from many different domains. The main
difficulty for the language users is that upon hearing a novel word
they cannot be sure which aspects or properties of the referred
object comprise the meaning of the word. We introduce an Adaptive Language
Strategy which pays considerable attention to the adaptive nature of
individual word meanings and allows the language user to use its
linguistic items in a flexible manner, leading to extensive re-use.
Using grounded language game experiments we show that this Adaptive
Strategy elegantly copes with the problems introduced by using
embodied robotic data and allows scaling towards large meaning
spaces and population sizes. The strategy is further compared to a
second one which lacks some of the adaptive and flexible features of
the first strategy, and show that this non-adaptive strategy
struggles to keep a high level of performance under taxing
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