Formalism, Language and Information Science

F.H. George (Bureau of Information Science, UK)

Kybernetes

ISSN: 0368-492X

Publication date: 1 February 1994

Abstract

Cybernetics and artificial intelligence are viewed primarily as being a major part of information science which is considered as we would any other scientific discipline. It is suggested that such a science must be capable of formalization. Language is considered as a major feature of science, where mathematics is a specialized part of language. The analysis of language in the form of semantics and pragmatics is regarded as essential to the understanding of any linguistic usage, particularly when some degree of precision is entailed. Discusses information science and its foundations in philosophy, logic and especially in semantics and pragmatics.

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Citation

George, F.H. (1994), "Formalism, Language and Information Science", Kybernetes, Vol. 23 No. 1, pp. 13-23. https://doi.org/10.1108/03684929410050531

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MCB UP Ltd

Copyright © 1994, MCB UP Limited

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