Formal Theories of Information

Formal Theories of Information

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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 NeuchActel. Within an initiative devoted to qInformation and Knowledgeq, 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 qmeaningq 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.For a language L of first-order predicate logic with a set V of individual variables, and a model M with domain D, let E) ... The language LQ of van Rooija#39;s logic of questions and answers extends L by recursively adding a modal operator ?ip for anbsp;...

Title:Formal Theories of Information
Author: Giovanni Sommaruga
Publisher:Springer Science & Business Media - 2009-04-22

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