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Workshop: Emergent Communication: New Frontiers

Varying meaning complexity to explain and measure compositionality

Tom Bosc

Keywords: [ complexity ] [ compositionality ] [ Systematicity ]


Compositionality is assumed to be a key property of language, but it is hard to observe in language emergence simulations. We posit that a common characteristic can underlie the emergence of intersective adjectives and argument structure: the complexity of meaning of the datapoints that agents discuss must vary. We show that this characteristic of the task facilitates the study of the emergent languages. Our first experimental results are promising.

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