Search for syllogistic structure of semantic information

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Abstract

The study of information based on the approach of Shannon was detached from problems of meaning. Also, it did not allow analysis of the structural characteristics of information, nor describe the way structures carry information. An outline of a different theory of information, including its semantics, was earlier proposed by the author. This theory was using closure spaces to model information. In the present paper, structures (called syllogistics) underlying syllogistic reasoning as well as ethnoscientific classifications are identified together with the conditions for the lattice of closed subsets describing information to allow its existence. The structures can be used for logical analysis outside of language at the more general level of information, which in turn can be applied to the description of semantic relations in the context of information.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)83-103
Number of pages21
JournalJournal of Applied Non-Classical Logics
Volume22
Issue number1-2
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2012 Jun 1
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • information
  • semantics
  • syllogistic

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Philosophy
  • Logic

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