Anchoring of semiotic symbols

Vogt, Paul (2003) Anchoring of semiotic symbols. [Journal (Paginated)]

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This paper presents arguments for approaching the anchoring problem using {\em semiotic symbols}. Semiotic symbols are defined by a triadic relation between forms, meanings and referents, thus having an implicit relation to the real world.Anchors are formed between these three elements rather than between `traditional' symbols and sensory images. This allows an optimization between the form (i.e. the `traditional' symbol) and the referent. A robotic experiment based on adaptive language games illustrates how the anchoring of semiotic symbols can be achieved in a bottom-up fashion. The paper concludes that applying semiotic symbols is a potentially valuable approach toward anchoring.

Item Type:Journal (Paginated)
Keywords:symbol grounding problem, anchoring problem, language evolution
Subjects:Computer Science > Language
Linguistics > Computational Linguistics
Computer Science > Robotics
ID Code:3054
Deposited By: Vogt, Dr. Paul
Deposited On:16 Jul 2003
Last Modified:11 Mar 2011 08:55


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