Coevolution of language and intentionality sharing

Tao Gong, James W. Minett, William Shi Yuan Wang

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We conduct an evolutionary simulation to explore the coevolution of language and a language-related ability, intentionality sharing. Our simulation shows that during the evolution of a simple informative language, communicative success helps optimize the level of intentionality sharing in the population. This study illustrates a selective role of language communications on language-related abilities, and assists the discussion of the uniqueness of language-related abilities based on comparative studies.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2009 IEEE Congress on Evolutionary Computation, CEC 2009
Number of pages8
Publication statusPublished - 25 Nov 2009
Externally publishedYes
Event2009 IEEE Congress on Evolutionary Computation, CEC 2009 - Trondheim, Norway
Duration: 18 May 200921 May 2009


Conference2009 IEEE Congress on Evolutionary Computation, CEC 2009

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Artificial Intelligence
  • Computational Theory and Mathematics
  • Theoretical Computer Science


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