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Dynamics of Information as Natural Computation
AbstractProcesses considered rendering information dynamics have been studied, among others in: questions and answers, observations, communication, learning, belief revision, logical inference, game-theoretic interactions and computation. This article will put the computational approaches into a broader context of natural computation, where information dynamics is not only found in human communication and computational machinery but also in the entire nature. Information is understood as representing the world (reality as an informational web) for a cognizing agent, while information dynamics (information processing, computation) realizes physical laws through which all the changes of informational structures unfold. Computation as it appears in the natural world is more general than the human process of calculation modeled by the Turing machine. Natural computing is epitomized through the interactions of concurrent, in general asynchronous computational processes which are adequately represented by what Abramsky names “the second generation models of computation”  which we argue to be the most general representation of information dynamics.
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Dodig Crnkovic, G. Dynamics of Information as Natural Computation. Information 2011, 2, 460-477.View more citation formats
Dodig Crnkovic G. Dynamics of Information as Natural Computation. Information. 2011; 2(3):460-477.Chicago/Turabian Style
Dodig Crnkovic, Gordana. 2011. "Dynamics of Information as Natural Computation." Information 2, no. 3: 460-477.