Paper: Babel: A testbed for research in origins of language

ACL ID C98-2132
Title Babel: A testbed for research in origins of language
Venue International Conference on Computational Linguistics
Session Main Conference
Year 1998
Authors

We believe that language is a complex adaptive system that emerges from adaptive interactions between language users and continues to evolve and adapt through repeated interactions. Our research looks at the mechanisms and processes involved in such emergence and adaptation. To provide a basis for our computer simulations, we have implemented an open-ended, extensi- ble testbed called Babel which allows rapid con- struction of experiments and flexible visualiza- tion of results.