The cultural evolution of communication in a population of neural networks

@article{Smith2002TheCE,
  title={The cultural evolution of communication in a population of neural networks},
  author={Kenny Smith},
  journal={Connect. Sci.},
  year={2002},
  volume={14},
  pages={65-84}
}
Human language is learned, symbolic and exhibits syntactic structure, a set of properties which make it unique among naturally-occurring communication systems. How did human language come to be as it is? Language is culturally transmitted and cultural processes may have played a role in shaping language. However, it has been suggested that the cultural transmission of language is constrained by some language-speciŽc innate endowment. The primary objective of the research outlined in this paper… CONTINUE READING