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Proceedings 2017, 1(3), 206; doi:10.3390/IS4SI-2017-04031

Information is a Complex Notion with Physical and Semantic Information Substituting for Real and Imaginary Constituents

VIDIA-mant, Kiriat Ono 5510801, Israel
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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Abstract

Shannon’s Information was devised to improve the performance of a data communication channel. Since then, the situation has changed drastically and today a more generally applicable and suitable definition of information is urgently required. To meet this demand, I have proposed a definition of my own. According to it, information is a complex notion with Physical and Semantic information staying for Real and Imaginary parts of the term. The scientific community has very unfriendly accepted this idea. But without a better solution for the problem of: (1) intron-exon partition in genes; (2) information flow in neuronal networks; (3) memory creation and potentiation in brains; (4) thoughts and thinking materialization in human heads; and (5) the undeniable shift from Computational (that is, data processing based) approach to Cognitive (that is, information processing based) approach in the field of scientific research, they would be forced to admit one day that something worthy in this new definition is really present.
Keywords: Shannon’s information; physical information; semantic information; information duality; complex information Shannon’s information; physical information; semantic information; information duality; complex information
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