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Agent-based modelling for cultural networks. Tagging by artificial intelligent cultural agents

  November 5, 2021
  Handbook of Computational Social Science (Vol. 2)
h  Book Chapter
  communities, complexity, cultural agents, cultural ecosystems, cultural networks, network analysis, Semantics, Tagging behavior

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In this chapter, we present a model based on cultural agents, that is, human-like agents whose main framework of interactions is defined by its belonging to cultural networks. In this context, a cultural network is assumed to be made up of basic units in which an agent is connected to another agent via a cultural object. These objects are described as cultural because they contain a repository of information that may contribute to the agent’s survival or sense of identity. The relations formed among agents through cultural objects are (a) semantic (based in tagging exercises) and (b) dynamic (the same relation does not necessarily yield the same tags always), shaping up what we describe as cultural ecosystems, that is, semantic spaces of meaning and identity that serve as the scaffolding for communities.

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