Simulating processes of concept formation and communication

  title={Simulating processes of concept formation and communication},
  author={Timo Honkela and Ville K{\"o}n{\"o}nen and Tiina Lindh-Knuutila and Mari-Sanna Paukkeri},
  journal={Journal of Economic Methodology},
  pages={245 - 259}
We propose a theoretical framework for modeling communication between agents that have different conceptual models of their current context. We describe how the emergence of subjective models of the world can be simulated and what the role of language and communication in that process is. We consider, in particular, the role of unsupervised learning in the formation of agents' conceptual models, the relative subjectivity of these models, and the communication and learning processes that lead… 

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