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The symbol grounding problem has been solved, so what's next?

Luc Steels

in Symbols and Embodiment

Published in print October 2008 | ISBN: 9780199217274
Published online March 2012 | e-ISBN: 9780191696060 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199217274.003.0012
The symbol grounding problem has been solved, so what's next?

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This chapter briefly discusses the issues of symbols, meanings, and embodiment. It explains the solution to the symbol grounding problem. It illustrates the ingredients that are employed in the experiments about language emergence using a specific example of a color guessing game. It argues that these experiments show that there is an effective solution to the symbol grounding problem. The objective test for this claim is in the increased success of agents in the language games.

Keywords: symbols; meanings; embodiment; symbol grounding problem; color guessing game; language emergence

Chapter.  10947 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Cognitive Psychology

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