Meaning games

Kôiti Hasida, Shun Shiramatsu, Kazunori Komatani, Tetsuya Ogata, Hiroshi G. Okuno

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Abstract

Communication can be accounted for in game-theoretic terms. The meaning game is proposed to formalize intentional communication in which the sender sends a message and the receiver attempts to infer its intended meaning. Using large Japanese and English corpora, the present paper demonstrates that centering theory is derived from a meaning game. This suggests that there are no language-specific rules on referential coherence. More generally speaking, language use seems to employ Pareto-optimal ESSs (evolutionarily stable strategies) of potentially very complex meaning games. There is still much to do before this complexity is elucidated in scientific terms, but game theory provides statistical and analytic means by which to advance the study on semantics and pragmatics of natural languages and other communication modalities.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationLecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics)
Pages228-241
Number of pages14
Volume4914 LNAI
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2008
Externally publishedYes
Event21st Annual Conference of The Japanese Society for Artificial Intelligence, JSAI 2007 - Miyazaki
Duration: 2007 Jun 182007 Jun 22

Publication series

NameLecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics)
Volume4914 LNAI
ISSN (Print)03029743
ISSN (Electronic)16113349

Other

Other21st Annual Conference of The Japanese Society for Artificial Intelligence, JSAI 2007
CityMiyazaki
Period07/6/1807/6/22

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Language
Communication
Game
Game Theory
Game theory
Evolutionarily Stable Strategy
Semantics
Term
Optimal Strategy
Modality
Natural Language
Receiver
Meaning
Demonstrate

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Computer Science(all)
  • Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology(all)
  • Theoretical Computer Science

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Hasida, K., Shiramatsu, S., Komatani, K., Ogata, T., & Okuno, H. G. (2008). Meaning games. In Lecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics) (Vol. 4914 LNAI, pp. 228-241). (Lecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics); Vol. 4914 LNAI). https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-540-78197-4_21

Meaning games. / Hasida, Kôiti; Shiramatsu, Shun; Komatani, Kazunori; Ogata, Tetsuya; Okuno, Hiroshi G.

Lecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics). Vol. 4914 LNAI 2008. p. 228-241 (Lecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics); Vol. 4914 LNAI).

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

Hasida, K, Shiramatsu, S, Komatani, K, Ogata, T & Okuno, HG 2008, Meaning games. in Lecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics). vol. 4914 LNAI, Lecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics), vol. 4914 LNAI, pp. 228-241, 21st Annual Conference of The Japanese Society for Artificial Intelligence, JSAI 2007, Miyazaki, 07/6/18. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-540-78197-4_21
Hasida K, Shiramatsu S, Komatani K, Ogata T, Okuno HG. Meaning games. In Lecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics). Vol. 4914 LNAI. 2008. p. 228-241. (Lecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics)). https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-540-78197-4_21
Hasida, Kôiti ; Shiramatsu, Shun ; Komatani, Kazunori ; Ogata, Tetsuya ; Okuno, Hiroshi G. / Meaning games. Lecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics). Vol. 4914 LNAI 2008. pp. 228-241 (Lecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics)).
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