In-depth analysis of the naming game dynamics: The homogeneous mixing case

Baronchelli, A., Loreto, V. & Steels, L. (2008). In-depth analysis of the naming game dynamics: The homogeneous mixing case. International Journal of Modern Physics C (ijmpc), 19(5), pp. 785-812. doi: 10.1142/S0129183108012522

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Abstract

Language emergence and evolution have recently gained growing attention through multi-agent models and mathematical frameworks to study their behavior. Here we investigate further the Naming Game, a model able to account for the emergence of a shared vocabulary of form-meaning associations through social/cultural learning. Due to the simplicity of both the structure of the agents and their interaction rules, the dynamics of this model can be analyzed in great detail using numerical simulations and analytical arguments. This paper first reviews some existing results and then presents a new overall understanding.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: Q Science > QC Physics
Divisions: School of Engineering & Mathematical Sciences > Department of Mathematical Science
URI: http://openaccess.city.ac.uk/id/eprint/2659

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