Making meaning happen

  title={Making meaning happen},
  author={Patrick Grim and Trina Kokalis and Ali Alai-Tafti and Nicholas Kilb and Paul St. Denis},
  journal={Journal of Experimental \& Theoretical Artificial Intelligence},
  pages={209 - 243}
What is it for a sound or gesture to have a meaning, and how does it come to have one? In this paper, a range of simulations are used to extend the tradition of theories of meaning as use. The authors work throughout with large spatialized arrays of sessile individuals in an environment of wandering food sources and predators. Individuals gain points by feeding and lose points when they are hit by a predator and are not hiding. They can also make sounds heard by immediate neighbours in the… 

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