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Chapter 8 Open-ended Procedural Semantics

  title={Chapter 8 Open-ended Procedural Semantics},
  author={Michael Spranger and Simon Pauw and Martin Loetzsch and Luc L. Steels},
This chapter introduces the computational infrastructure that is used to bridge the gap between results from sensorimotor processing and language. It consists of a system called Incremental Recruitment Language (IRL) that is able to configure a network of cognitive operations to achieve a particular communicative goal. IRL contains mechanisms for finding such networks, chunking subnetworks for more efficient later reuse, and completing partial networks (as possibly derived from incomplete or… 



An Experiment in Temporal Language Learning

This chapter explores how such temporal features of events can be processed and learned by robots through grounded situated interactions with Russian speakers of the language.

Dealing with Perceptual Deviation: Vague Semantics for Spatial Language and Quantification

Two case studies for spatial language and quantification are presented that show how cognitive operations – the building blocks of grounded procedural semantics – can be efficiently grounded in sensorimotor spaces.


This paper presents a computational system that handles the grounding, the formation, the interpretation and the conceptualisation of rich, compo-sitional meaning for use in grounded, multi-agent


  • J. Bleys
  • Computer Science, Linguistics
  • 2008
This paper reports on multi-agent language game experiments in which agents handle second-order semantics, and focuses on how this type of research is able to provide fundamental insights in how properties of human language-like properties could once have emerged.

The Emergence of Grammar in Communicating Autonomous Robotic Agents

Over the past five years, the topic of the origins of language is gaining prominence as one of the big unresolved questions of cognitive science. Artificial Intelligence can make a major contribution

Syntactic Indeterminacy and Semantic Ambiguity: A Case Study for German Spatial Phrases

This chapter presents an operational grammar for German spatial language, in particular German locative phrases, as a case study for processing distributed information. It investigates the complex

Procedural Semantics as a Theory of Meaning.

  • W. Woods
  • Philosophy, Computer Science
  • 1981
The proposed answer is that the notion of truth-conditions can be explicated and made precise by identifying them with a particular kind of abstract procedure and that such procedures can serve as the meaning bearing elements of a theory of semantics suitable for computer implementation.

A Perceptual System for Language Game Experiments

This chapter describes key aspects of a visual perception system as a key component for language game experiments on physical robots by extracting and maintaining world models about spatial scenes, without any prior knowledge of the possible objects involved.

Language re-entrance and the 'inner voice'.

As soon as we stop talking aloud, we seem to experience a kind of 'inner voice', a steady stream of verbal fragments expressing ongoing thoughts. What kind of information processing structures are

Procedures As A Representation For Data In A Computer Program For Understanding Natural Language

A system for the computer understanding of English that combines a complete syntactic analysis of each sentence with a 'heuristic understander' which uses different kinds of information about a sentence, other parts of the discourse, and general information about the world in deciding what the sentence means.