The Evolution of Lexical Usage Profiles in Social Networks

Abstract : This paper investigates how network structure influences the outcomes of reinforcement learning in a series of multi-agent simulations. Its basic results are the following: i) contact between agents in networks creates similarity in the usage patterns of the signals these agents use; ii) in case of complete networks, the bigger the network, the smaller the lexical differentiation; and iii) in networks consisting of linked cliques, the distance between usage patterns reflects on average the structure of the network.
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Gerhard Schaden. The Evolution of Lexical Usage Profiles in Social Networks. Belgian Journal of Linguistics, John Benjamins Publishing, 2016, 30, pp.193-217. ⟨10.1075/bjl.30.09sch⟩. ⟨hal-01429733⟩

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