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Unifying the Concepts of Information: Methodological Solution

College of Artificial Intelligence, Beijing University of Posts and Telecommunications, Beijing 100876, China
Presented at the Conference Theoretical Information Studies (TIS), Berkeley, CA, USA, 2–6 June 2019.
Proceedings 2020, 47(1), 14; https://doi.org/10.3390/proceedings47010014
Published: 8 May 2020
(This article belongs to the Proceedings of IS4SI 2019 Summit)
What are the appropriate concepts of information? This is an old issue, yet which has to be the No.1 and cannot be ignored in the study of information science. Diverse controversies and confusions in the studies of information are resulted from different understandings of the concept of information. This fact clearly indicates that the real root, which leads to the diversity of approaches, is due to the “divide and conquer” methodology. We suggest here a novel understanding of the concept of information. At first, a group of popular definitions of information are analyzed. Then, the system methodology is applied to the diversity of the definitions with the goal of unification. Based on this methodology, an ecological model for information is established and the systematic definitions of information are hence derived from this model.
Keywords: methodological challenge; ecological model of information process; ontological information; and epistemological information methodological challenge; ecological model of information process; ontological information; and epistemological information
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Zhong, Y. Unifying the Concepts of Information: Methodological Solution. Proceedings 2020, 47, 14.

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