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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

    I'll survey some of the aspects relevant to a philosophical discussion of information taking into account the developments of algorithmic information theory. I will propose that meaning is deep in Bennett's logical depth sense, and that algorithmic probability may provide the stability for a robust algorithmic definition of meaning, taking into consideration the interpretation and the receiver's own knowledge encoded in the story of a message.


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    Item Type: Preprint
    Keywords: information content; meaning; algorithmic probability; algorithmic complexity; logical depth; philosophy of information; information theory
    Subjects: Specific Sciences > Computation/Information
    Depositing User: Dr. Hector Zenil
    Date Deposited: 01 Oct 2011 10:09
    Last Modified: 01 Oct 2011 10:09
    Item ID: 8819
    URI: http://philsci-archive.pitt.edu/id/eprint/8819

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