LATEST PUBLICATIONS

Steels, L (2016). Do languages evolve or merely change? Journal of Neurolinguistics 2016. 

Steels, L. (2016) Meaning and creativity in language. Creativity and Universality in Language 2016

Garcia-Casademont, E. and L. Steels (2016) Insight Grammar Learning. Journal of Cognitive Science 2016 17-1: 27-62. 

Steels, L. (2016) Agent-based models for the emergence and evolution of grammar. Phil. Trans. Royal Society Journal 2016. 

Steels, L. (2016) Human language is a culturally evolving system. Psychonomic Bulletin & Review. 

Steels, L. (2016) I'm gonna have to science the shit out of this: Comment on “Towards a Computational Comparative Neuroprimatology: Framing the language-ready brain” by Michael A. Arbib. Phisics of life reviews 2016. 

Garcia-Casademont, E. (2015). A case study in the emergence of recursive phrase structure. P. Parrend et al. (eds.), First Complex Systems Digital Campus World E-Conference 2015, Springer Proceedings in Complexity.

Garcia-Casademont, E. and L.Steels (2015) How to play the syntax game. Proceedings of the European Conference on Artificial Life 2015, pp. 479-486. 

Steels, L. and E. Garcia-Casademont (2015). Ambiguity and the origins of syntax. The Linguistic Review 2015. 

Garcia-Casademont, E. and L.Steels (2015) Usage-based Grammar Learning as Insight Problem Solving. Proceedings on the CEUR, AACMEN: European-Asia-Pacific Cognitive Science Conference. pp. 258–263.

Van Eecke, P and L. Steels (2015) The role of pro-and anti-unification in insight grammar learning. 

Knight, Y., M. Spranger and L. Steels (2015) A vector representation of Fluid construction Grammar using Holographic Reduced Representations. 

Garcia-Casademont, E. (2014). Information transfer is not enough to preserve systematicity.Proceedings of the Student Conference of Complexity Science.

Steels, L. (2014). Breaking down false barriers in understanding. In: Dor, D., C. Knight and J. Lewis. The Social Origins of Language: Early Society, Communication and Polymodality. Oxford University Press, Oxford. pp. 336-393

Gangemi, A., Hafner, V. V, Kuhn, W., Scheider, S., Steels, L., and W. Kuhn (2014). Spatial reference in the Semantic Web and in Robotics. Dagstuhl Reports, 4(3), 181–201. doi:10.4230/DagRep.4.3.181

Garcia-Casademont, E. and L. Steels (2014). Strategies for the emergence of first-order phrase structure. In: The Evolution of Language (pp. 50–57). doi:10.1142/9789814603638_0005

Spranger, M., & Steels, L. (2014). Discovering communication through ontogenetic ritualisation. In 4th International Conference on Development and Learning and on Epigenetic Robotics (pp. 14–19). IEEE. doi:10.1109/DEVLRN.2014.6982948

Steels, L. (2013) How language emerges in situated embodied interactions. In: Lefebvre, C., B. Comrie (2013) New Perspectives on the Origins of Language. John Benjamins Publishing, Amsterdam.

Beuls, K., and L. Steels (2013). Agent-Based Models of Strategies for the Emergence and Evolution of Grammatical Agreement. PLoS ONE, 8(3), 1–15. 

Wellens, P., Trijp, R. Van, Beuls, K., and L. Steels (2013). Fluid Construction Grammar for Historical and Evolutionary Linguistics. In Proceedings of the 51st Annual Meeting of the Association for Computational Linguistics (pp. 127–132).

Trijp, R. Van, Steels, L., Beuls, K., & Wellens, P. (2012). Fluid Construction Grammar : The New Kid on the Block. In Proceedings of the 13th Conference of the European Chapter of the Association for Computational Linguistics (pp. 63–68). Association for Computational Linguistics.

Van Trijp, R., & Steels, L. (2012). Multilevel Alignment Maintains Language Systematicity. Advances in Complex Systems, 15(03n04). 

Spranger, M., & Steels, L. (2012b). Synthetic modeling of cultural language evolution. In Five approaches to Language Evolution: 9th International Conference on the Evolution of Language (pp. 130–139).

Steels, L. (2012c). Evolutionary language games as a paradigm for integrated AI research. In AAAI Spring Symposium - Technical Report (Vol. SS-12–02, pp. 79–80). 

Steels, L. (2012f). Interactions between cultural, social and biological explanations for language evolution. Physics of Life Reviews, 9(1), 5–8.

Steels, L (2011) Modelling the cultural evolution of language. Phisic of life Review 11.10. 014. 

Steels, L. (2011) Why we need evolutionary semantics. KI 2011: Advances in Artificial Intelligence, 14-25. LNAI Springer-Verlag, Berlin.

Steels, L. (2010) Modeling The Formation of Language in Embodied Agents: Methods and Open Challenges. In Nolfi, S. and M Mirolli (2010) Evolution of Communication and Language in Embodied Agents, Springer Verlag. pp. 223--233. DOI 10.1007/978-3-642-01250

Steels, L. and M. Spranger (2009) How experience of the body shapes language about space. IJCAI-09. Pasadena, Ca. AAAI Press, pages 14-19.

Bleys, J., Loetzsch, M., Spranger, M. and Steels, L. The Grounded Color Naming Game. Proceedings of the 18th IEEE Intern Symposium on Robot and Human Interactive Communication (Ro-man 2009).

Steels, L. and M. Loetzsch (2009) Perspective Alignment in Spatial Language. In: Coventry, K., J. Bateman and T. Tenbrink (2009) Spatial Language in Dialogue. Oxford University Press. [cit:98]

Steels, L. (2008) Cognition and social dynamics play a major role in the formation of grammar. In: D. Bickerton and E. Szathmary (2008) (eds.) Biological Foundations and Origin of Syntax. Strungmann Forum Reports, The MIT Press, Cambridge Ma. [cit:10]

Steels, L. (2008) The Symbol Grounding Problem has been solved. So What's Next? In: Glenberg, A., A. Graesser, and M. de Vega (eds) (2008) Symbols, Embodiment and Meaning. Oxford University Press, Oxford. pp. 506-557. [cit:146]