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Edmonds, Bruce (2006). 'The Emergence of Symbiotic Groups Resulting from Skill-Differentiation and Tags'. Journal of Artificial Societies and Social Simulation 9(1)10 <http://jasss.soc.surrey.ac.uk/9/1/10.html>.

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@article{edmonds2006,
title = {The Emergence of Symbiotic Groups Resulting from Skill-Differentiation and Tags},
author = {Edmonds, Bruce},
journal = {Journal of Artificial Societies and Social Simulation},
ISSN = {1460-7425},
volume = {9},
number = {1},
pages = {10},
year = {2006},
URL = {http://jasss.soc.surrey.ac.uk/9/1/10.html},
keywords = {Evolution, Tags, Group, Symbiosis, Specialisation, Emergence},
abstract = {This paper presents a evolutionary simulation where the presence of 'tags' and an inbuilt specialisation in terms of skills result in the development of 'symbiotic' sharing within groups of individuals with similar tags. It is shown that the greater the number of possible sharing occasions there are the higher the population that is able to be sustained using the same level of resources. The 'life-cycle' of a particular cluster of tag-groups is illustrated showing: the establishment of sharing; a focusing-in of the cluster; the exploitation of the group by a particular skill-group and the waning of the group. This simulation differs from other tag-based models in that is does not rely on either the forced donation of resources to individuals with the same tag and where the tolerance mechanism plays a significant part. These 'symbiotic' groups could provide the structure necessary for the true emergence of artificial societies, supporting a division of labour similar to that found in human societies.},
}

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TY - JOUR
TI - The Emergence of Symbiotic Groups Resulting from Skill-Differentiation and Tags
AU - Edmonds, Bruce
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JO - Journal of Artificial Societies and Social Simulation
SN - 1460-7425
VL - 9
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SP - 10
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KW - Evolution
KW - Tags
KW - Group
KW - Symbiosis
KW - Specialisation
KW - Emergence
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