TY - GEN ID - cogprints3054 UR - http://cogprints.org/3054/ A1 - Vogt, Paul Y1 - 2003/// N2 - 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. PB - Elsevier Science KW - symbol grounding problem KW - anchoring problem KW - language evolution TI - Anchoring of semiotic symbols SP - 109 AV - public EP - 120 ER -