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Entropy 2003, 5(2), 193-204; doi:10.3390/e5020193
Information and Meaning
Received: 10 January 2003; Accepted: 12 February 2003 / Published: 30 June 2003
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Abstract: We propose here to clarify some of the relations existing between information and meaning by showing how meaningful information can be generated by a system submitted to a constraint. We build up definitions and properties for meaningful information, a meaning generator system and the domain of efficiency of a meaning (to cover cases of meaningful information transmission). Basic notions of information processing are used.
Keywords: Meaning; Information; System; Constraint; Generation; Efficiency