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Formal Theories of Information

From Shannon to Semantic Information Theory and General Concepts of Information

Editors: Sommaruga, Giovanni (Ed.)

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This book presents the scientific outcome of a joint effort of the computer science departments of the universities of Berne, Fribourg and Neuchâtel.
Within an initiative devoted to "Information and Knowledge", these research groups collaborated over several years on issues of logic, probability, inference, and deduction. The goal of this volume is to examine whether there is any common ground between the different approaches to the concept of information.

The structure of this book could be represented by a circular model, with an innermost syntactical circle, comprising statistical and algorithmic approaches; a second, larger circle, the semantical one, in which "meaning" enters the stage; and finally an outermost circle, the pragmatic one, casting light on real-life logical reasoning.

These articles are complemented by two philosophical contributions exploring the wide conceptual field as well as taking stock of the articles on the various formal theories of information.

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“This new anthology on formal theories of information is based upon research presented at the May 2006 Muenchenwiler seminar of the Information and Knowledge research groups of the computer science departments of the universities of Bern, Fribourg, and Neuchatel. … This is probably the clearest account of algorithmic information theory that one will come across. … Formal theories of information and their philosophical analysis are being developed right now, and this is what makes a volume of this quality so welcome.” (Sebastian Sequoiah-Grayson, Minds and Machines, Vol. 22, 2012)


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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Formal Theories of Information
Book Subtitle
From Shannon to Semantic Information Theory and General Concepts of Information
Editors
  • Giovanni Sommaruga
Series Title
Theoretical Computer Science and General Issues
Series Volume
5363
Copyright
2009
Publisher
Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
Copyright Holder
Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
eBook ISBN
978-3-642-00659-3
DOI
10.1007/978-3-642-00659-3
Softcover ISBN
978-3-642-00658-6
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
VII, 269
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