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, Volume 27, Issue 2, pp 97–106 | Cite as

Evolving Grounded Spatial Language Strategies

  • Michael Spranger
Technical Contribution

Abstract

Each natural language phrase is evidence for a particular strategy of construing reality. One domain where this has been extensively studied is spatial language, which reveals an enormous amount of variation of conceptualization strategies both within a particular language and cross-culturally. This paper proposes a computational formalism for representing conceptualization strategies and shows how the formalism can be used to study and explain the evolution and emergence of spatial conceptualization strategies and their impact on shared grounded communication systems.

Keywords

Symbol grounding Language evolution Procedural semantics Conceptualization strategies Spatial language 

Notes

Acknowledgements

I am greatly indebted to Masahiro Fujita and Hideki Shimomura for supporting this research. I thank Simon Pauw, Martin Loetzsch, Wouter van den Broeck, Joris Bleys and Luc Steels who have made contributions to aspects of IRL.

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Sony CSL ParisParisFrance

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