Skip to main content
Article thumbnail
Location of Repository

The Emergence of Symbol-Based Communication in a Complex System of Artificial Creatures

By Angelo Loula, Ricardo Gudwin, Charbel El-Hani and João Queiroz

Abstract

We present here a digital scenario to simulate the emergence of self-organized symbol-based communication among artificial creatures inhabiting a virtual world of predatory events. In order to design the environment and creatures, we seek theoretical and empirical constraints from C.S.Peirce Semiotics and an ethological case study of communication among animals. Our results show that the creatures, assuming the role of sign users and learners, behave collectively as a complex system, where self-organization of communicative interactions plays a major role in the emergence of symbol-based communication. We also strive for a careful use of the theoretical concepts involved, including the concepts of symbol, communication, and emergence, and we use a multi-level model as a basis for the interpretation of inter-level relationships in the semiotic processes we are studying

Topics: Language, Philosophy of Language, Animal Cognition, Complexity Theory, Artificial Intelligence, Animal Behavior
Year: 2005
OAI identifier: oai:cogprints.org:4529

Suggested articles

Citations

  1. (1999). Emergenz: Von der Unvorhersagbarkeit zur Selbstorganisation,
  2. (1985). Evolving Hierarchical Systems: Their Structure and Representation,
  3. (2004). Symbolic Communication in Artificial Creatures: an experiment
  4. (1931). The Collected Papers of
  5. The Essential Peirce: selected philosophical writings,
  6. (1997). Thinking and Computing: Computers as
  7. (2004). Towards a multi-level approach to the emergence of semiosis in semiotic systems,”
  8. (2003). Towards Meaning Processes in Computers from Peircean Semiotics,” S.E.E.D.
  9. Towards the emergence of meaning processes in computers from Peircean semiotics”,
  10. (1998). Varieties of Emergence

To submit an update or takedown request for this paper, please submit an Update/Correction/Removal Request.