Optimizing the mutual intelligibility of linguistic agents in a shared world

@article{Komarova2004OptimizingTM,
  title={Optimizing the mutual intelligibility of linguistic agents in a shared world},
  author={Natalia Komarova and Partha Niyogi},
  journal={Artif. Intell.},
  year={2004},
  volume={154},
  pages={1-42}
}
We consider the problem of linguistic agents that communicate with each other about a shared world. We develop a formal notion of a language as a set of probabilistic associations between form (lexical or syntactic) and meaning (semantic) that has general applicability. Using this notion, we define a natural measure of the mutual intelligibility, F(L,L′), between two agents, one using the language L and the other using L′. We then proceed to investigate three important questions within this… CONTINUE READING
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