Situation Theory and Its Applications: Volume 3

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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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Contents

A Graphical Notation
29
States of Affairs Without Parameters
55
Labelled Deductive Systems and Situation Theory
89
Events and Processes in Situation Semantics
119
Nonmonotonic Projection Causation
141
Modal Situation Theory
163
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191
Situation Theory and Cooperative Action
213
Propositional and NonPropositional Attitudes
265
A Situational Logic for Natural Language
303
A SituationTheoretic Formalization of Definite
339
Name Index
409
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