Semantic categories of artifacts and animals reflect efficient coding

11 May 2019Noga ZaslavskyTerry RegierNaftali TishbyCharles Kemp

It has been argued that semantic categories across languages reflect pressure for efficient communication. Recently, this idea has been cast in terms of a general information-theoretic principle of efficiency, the Information Bottleneck (IB) principle, and it has been shown that this principle accounts for the emergence and evolution of named color categories across languages, including soft structure and patterns of inconsistent naming... (read more)

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