1. Semantic Communication as a Signaling Game with Correlated Knowledge Bases(arXiv)
Abstract : Semantic communication (SC) goes beyond technical communication in which a given sequence of bits or symbols, often referred to as information, is be transmitted reliably over a noisy channel, regardless of its meaning. In SC, conveying the meaning of information becomes important, which requires some sort of agreement between a sender and a receiver through their knowledge bases. In this sense, SC is closely related to a signaling game where a sender takes an action to send a signal that conveys information to a receiver, while the receiver can interpret the signal and choose a response accordingly. Based on the signaling game, we can build a SC model and characterize the performance in terms of mutual information in this paper. In addition, we show that the conditional mutual information between the instances of the knowledge bases of communicating parties plays a crucial role in improving the performance of SC
2.Stochastic Resource Allocation for Semantic Communication-aided Virtual Transportation Networks in the Metaverse(arXiv)
Abstract : The physical-virtual world synchronization to develop the Metaverse will require a massive transmission and exchange of data. In this paper, we introduce semantic communication for the development of virtual transportation networks in the Metaverse. Leveraging the perception capabilities of edge devices, virtual service providers (VSPs) can subscribe to their preferred edge devices to receive the semantic data of interest. However, the demands of the VSPs are highly dependent on the users that they are serving. To address the resource allocation problem amid stochastic user demand, we propose a stochastic semantic transmission scheme (SSTS) based on two-stage stochastic integer programming. Using real data captured by edge devices we deploy in Singapore, the simulation results show that SSTS can minimize the transmission cost of the VSPs while accounting for the users’ demand uncertainties.
3. Resource allocation for text semantic communications(arXiv)
Abstract : Semantic communications have shown its great potential to improve the transmission reliability, especially in the low signal-to-noise regime. However, resource allocation for semantic communications still remains unexplored, which is a critical issue in guaranteeing the semantic transmission reliability and the communication efficiency. To fill this gap, we investigate the spectral efficiency in the semantic domain and rethink the semantic-aware resource allocation issue. Specifically, taking text semantic communication as an example, the semantic spectral efficiency (S-SE) is defined for the first time, and is used to optimize resource allocation in terms of channel assignment and the number of transmitted semantic symbols. Additionally, for fair comparison of semantic and conventional communication systems, a transform method is developed to convert the conventional bit-based spectral efficiency to the S-SE. Simulation results demonstrate the validity and feasibility of the proposed resource allocation method, as well as the superiority of semantic communications in terms of the S-SE