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Proceedings 2017, 1(3), 204; doi:10.3390/IS4SI-2017-04042

Information—Semantic Definition or Physical Entity?

Institute for Print & Media Technology, Chemnitz University of Technology, Str. der Nationen 62, 09111 Chemnitz, Germany
Presented at the IS4SI 2017 Summit DIGITALISATION FOR A SUSTAINABLE SOCIETY, Gothenburg, Sweden, 12–16 June 2017.
Published: 9 June 2017
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For an universal and scale-invariant definition of information the idea of a “smallest” information is discussed. Elementary information is defined. For the utilization of this approach the question of the further emergent development of elementary information is analyzed, a scheme for scale dependent emergence processes of information is suggested.
Keywords: definition of information; emergent information; elementary information; smallest information; pixel definition of information; emergent information; elementary information; smallest information; pixel
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