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On Quantifying Semantic Information
AbstractThe purpose of this paper is to look at some existing methods of semantic information quantification and suggest some alternatives. It begins with an outline of Bar-Hillel and Carnap’s theory of semantic information before going on to look at Floridi’s theory of strongly semantic information. The latter then serves to initiate an in-depth investigation into the idea of utilising the notion of truthlikeness to quantify semantic information. Firstly, a couple of approaches to measure truthlikeness are drawn from the literature and explored, with a focus on their applicability to semantic information quantification. Secondly, a similar but new approach to measure truthlikeness/information is presented and some supplementary points are made.
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D’Alfonso, S. On Quantifying Semantic Information. Information 2011, 2, 61-101.View more citation formats
D’Alfonso S. On Quantifying Semantic Information. Information. 2011; 2(1):61-101.Chicago/Turabian Style
D’Alfonso, Simon. 2011. "On Quantifying Semantic Information." Information 2, no. 1: 61-101.