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Meta-Learning to Compositionally Generalize


Jun 29, 2021
Henry Conklin, Bailin Wang, Kenny Smith, Ivan Titov

* ACL2021 Camera Ready; fix a small typo 

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Expressivity of Emergent Language is a Trade-off between Contextual Complexity and Unpredictability


Jun 07, 2021
Shangmin Guo, Yi Ren, Kory Mathewson, Simon Kirby, Stefano V. Albrecht, Kenny Smith

* 17 pages, 11 figures, 2 tables 

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From partners to populations: A hierarchical Bayesian account of coordination and convention


Apr 12, 2021
Robert D. Hawkins, Michael Franke, Michael C. Frank, Kenny Smith, Thomas L. Griffiths, Noah D. Goodman

* Draft version, 4/12/2021. This paper has not been peer reviewed. Please do not copy or cite without author's permission 

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Conceptual similarity and communicative need shape colexification: an experimental study


Mar 19, 2021
Andres Karjus, Richard A. Blythe, Simon Kirby, Tianyu Wang, Kenny Smith


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Communicative need modulates competition in language change


Jun 16, 2020
Andres Karjus, Richard A. Blythe, Simon Kirby, Kenny Smith


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The Emergence of Compositional Languages for Numeric Concepts Through Iterated Learning in Neural Agents


Oct 11, 2019
Shangmin Guo, Yi Ren, Serhii Havrylov, Stella Frank, Ivan Titov, Kenny Smith


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Challenges in detecting evolutionary forces in language change using diachronic corpora


Nov 03, 2018
Andres Karjus, Richard A. Blythe, Simon Kirby, Kenny Smith


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The cognitive roots of regularization in language


Oct 18, 2018
Vanessa Ferdinand, Simon Kirby, Kenny Smith

* 21 pages 

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Quantifying the dynamics of topical fluctuations in language


Jun 13, 2018
Andres Karjus, Richard A. Blythe, Simon Kirby, Kenny Smith

* Code to run the analyses described in this paper is now available at https://github.com/andreskarjus/topical_cultural_advection_model . A previous shorter version of this paper outlining the basic model appeared as an extended abstract in the proceedings of the Society for Computation in Linguistics (Karjus et al. 2018, Topical advection as a baseline model for corpus-based lexical dynamics) 

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