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Cooperation, conceptual spaces and the evolution of semantics

Gärdenfors, Peter LU and Warglien, Massimo (2006) 3rd International Workshop on the Emergence and Evolution of Linguistic Communication, EELC 2006 In Lecture Notes in Computer Science: Symbol Grounding and Beyond 4211 LNAI. p.16-30
Abstract
We start by providing an evolutionary scenario for the emergence of semantics. It is argued that the evolution of anticipatory cognition and theory of mind in the hominids opened up for cooperation about future goals. This cooperation requires symbolic communication. The meanings of the symbols are established via a "meeting of minds." The concepts in the minds of communicating individuals are modelled as convex regions in conceptual spaces. We then outline a mathematical framework based on fixpoints in continuous mappings between conceptual spaces that can be used to model such a semantics.
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Hominids, Symbolic communication, Fixpoints
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Lecture Notes in Computer Science: Symbol Grounding and Beyond
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4211 LNAI
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16 - 30
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Springer
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3rd International Workshop on the Emergence and Evolution of Linguistic Communication, EELC 2006
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10.1007/11880172_2
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English
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  author       = {Gärdenfors, Peter and Warglien, Massimo},
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  title        = {Cooperation, conceptual spaces and the evolution of semantics},
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  volume       = {4211 LNAI},
  year         = {2006},
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