Memetic evolution in the development of proto-language

@article{Sutcliffe2014MemeticEI,
  title={Memetic evolution in the development of proto-language},
  author={Alistair G. Sutcliffe and Dong Wang},
  journal={Memetic Computing},
  year={2014},
  volume={6},
  pages={3-18}
}
An investigation into the evolution of protolanguages is described, exploring the emergence of the meaning of simple ‘words’ or alarm calls via the association between memes and four different contexts representing dangerous or safe situations. Agents were given different genetic strategies for interpreting, memorizing and imitating memes. The process of memetic reproduction over 50 generations was simulated with competing fitness criteria rewarding faithful communication by trust, counteracted… CONTINUE READING