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An Algorithmic Approach to Information and Meaning

Zenil, Hector (2011) An Algorithmic Approach to Information and Meaning. [Preprint]

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    Abstract

    While it is legitimate to study ideas and concepts related to information in their broadest sense, that formal approaches properly belong in specific contexts is a fact that is too often ignored. That their use outside these contexts amounts to misuse or imprecise use cannot and should not be overlooked. This paper presents a framework based on algorithmic information theory for discussing concepts of relevance to information in philosophical contexts. Special attention will be paid to the intersection of syntactic and semantic variants and connections.


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    Item Type: Preprint
    Keywords: information theory, meaning, algorithmic randomness and complexity, logical depth, philosophy of information
    Subjects: Specific Sciences > Computation/Information
    Depositing User: Dr. Hector Zenil
    Date Deposited: 19 Jul 2011 10:42
    Last Modified: 18 Sep 2011 18:45
    Item ID: 8722
    URI: http://philsci-archive.pitt.edu/id/eprint/8722

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