Situation Theory and Its Applications: Volume 3
Center for the Study of Language (CSLI), 1990 - Computers - 416 pages
Situation theory is the result of an interdisciplinary effort to create a full-fledged theory of information. Created by scholars and scientists from cognitive science, computer science and AI, linguistics, logic, philosophy, and mathematics, it aims to provide a common set of tools for the analysis of phenomena from all these fields. Unlike Shannon-Weaver type theories of information, which are purely quantitative theories, situation theory aims at providing tools for the analysis of the specific content of a situation (signal, message, data base, statement, or other information-carrying situation). The question addressed is not how much information is carried, but what information is carried.
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Events and Processes in Situation Semantics
Nonmonotonic Projection Causation
Modal Situation Theory
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