Analysis of Language Change in Collaborative Instruction Following

  title={Analysis of Language Change in Collaborative Instruction Following},
  author={Anna Effenberger and Eva Yan and Rhia Singh and Alane Suhr and Yoav Artzi},
We analyze language change over time in a collaborative, goal-oriented instructional task, where utility-maximizing participants form conventions and increase their expertise. Prior work studied such scenarios mostly in the context of reference games, and consistently found that language complexity is reduced along multiple dimensions, such as utterance length, as conventions are formed. In contrast, we find that, given the ability to increase instruction utility, instructors increase language… 

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