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## WHAT IS IT?
Implementation of **The Naming Game** model mentioned in the paper:
> Baronchelli, A., Felici, M., Loreto, V., Caglioti, E., & Steels, L. (2006). Sharp transition towards shared vocabularies in multiagent systems. Journal of Statistical Mechanics: Theory and Experiment, 2006(6), P06014–P06014. https://doi.org/10.1088/17425468/2006/06/p06014
This model is a way to study the evolution of words referring to an object in a closed world where a pair of people try to name an object by acting as a sender and reciever.
## HOW IT WORKS
1. The model starts with `numagents` number of people. Each person in initialized with an empty list of words.
## HOW TO USE IT
SETUP button — sets up the model by creating the people.
The following inputs control how the model is setup:
SAMPLENEIGHBOR switch — weather to sample reciever from neighborhood of radius `neighborradius` of a sender
## THINGS TO NOTICE
Notice how the total unique words first rise to a max value and then converges to a very low value. If the `neighborradius` is very low then total unique words may converge to something small but not equal to 1. Also, notice that the mean number of words also rises
## THINGS TO TRY
* Try different settings of `sampleneighbor`, `neighborradius`, `shortestword`, `maxwordlength`, and `numagents`.
## EXTENDING THE MODEL
* You may want to implement different ways of: sampling neighbors and sampling words for the sender
## NETLOGO FEATURES
`inradius` to sample from radius.
## CREDITS AND REFERENCES
If you are using this netlogo model file then please cite:
Shubhanshu Mishra (2019). The Number Game. https://github.com/napsternxg/netlogomodels
The model was first presented in the paper: Baronchelli, A., Felici, M., Loreto, V., Caglioti, E., & Steels, L. (2006). Sharp transition towards shared vocabularies in multiagent systems. Journal of Statistical Mechanics: Theory and Experiment, 2006(6), P06014–P06014. https://doi.org/10.1088/17425468/2006/06/p06014
## COPYRIGHT AND LICENSE
Copyright 2019 Shubhanshu Mishra.
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