In order to communicate successfully highly distributed agents must utilise a shared naming convention. Such a naming convention can be developed by the agents through the process of semiosis where the agents collectively establish the naming convention for the objects. Narrowing the interaction pattern of Language Game Model to a single speaker (teacher) we model the process of individual semiosis. Further, using a developed simulation framework of the process, we analyse the dynamic behaviour of the alignment against deviations from the idealised settings of shared context. In particular, we study the reaction on the formation of naming convention among the interacting population in settings where the communication channels are subject to imperfection. As such, this research fills the current gap and investigates the dynamics of the fine-grained model of semiosis. In particular, we analyse both, analytically and through simulation, the observed phase transition in the alignment process.
Advances in Intelligent and Soft Computing: Foundations of Intelligent Systems: proceedings of the Sixth International Conference on Intelligent Systems and Knowledge Engineering (ISKE2011), Shanghai, China, 15-17 December 2011 / Yinglin Wang and Tianrui Li (eds.),
Vol. 122, pp. 229-238