Author Archives: Jacob Lee

Around the Infonosphere

Philosopher Mandel Cabrera over at Lexilalia discusses the virtual photography of Robert Overweg in connection to Heidegger’s distinction between ‘the Earth’ and ‘the World’. At the International Cognition and Culture Institute Nicolas Baumard blogs about Philippa Foot, the philosopher of … Continue reading

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Introduction to Situation Theory Part IV

Situation Semantics Situation theory was developed to support situation semantics. Natural language semantics are rich and the topic of how to represent these semantics, in situation theory or otherwise, is too complex to give justice to here. We will give … Continue reading

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Introduction to Situation Theory Part III

Infon Logic Devlin develops an infon logic framework to be used either by a theorist or by an agent. The description of this logic is relatively informal. Infon logic combines basic infons to form non-basic compound infons. Conjuction and disjunction … Continue reading

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Introduction to Situation Theory Part II

Fundamentals of Situation Theory Situation theory is built on a rich ontology of objects including infons, situations, n-place relations, individuals, spatial and temporal locations, types, parameters, and polarities. We will adopt the account in (Devlin 1991) and assign to each … Continue reading

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Around the Infonosphere

Neuroanthropology discusses the Never-Ending Language Learning system, “what is interesting to me is that the computer engineers are combining cognitive linguistics with scaffolded learning.” Situated Research Blog gives a psychologist’s take on user experience design. Jeff Atwood discusses the failures … Continue reading

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Introduction to Situation Theory Part I

What Is Situation Theory? Situation theory is an information theoretic mathematical ontology developed to support situation semantics, an alternative semantics to the better known possible world semantics originally introduced in the 1950s. Rather than a semantics based on total possible … Continue reading

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References and Footnotes

These are footnotes and references for the introduction to situation theory series of articles.

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Notes on “What is information” by David Israel and John Perry

I will be presenting a series of articles introducing various forms of situation theory and situation semantics. I open up with an edited collection notes on an important paper by David Israel and John Perry, entitled “What is Information”. David … Continue reading

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stuff out there

This looks interesting. Note: there are streaming videos of past talks of the Human Complexity series. ————————————————————————– HUMAN COMPLEXITY SPEAKER 1:30-3:20 Friday October 8, 2010 Yen-Sheng Chiang, Asst. Professor, Sociology & Mathematical Behavioral Sciences, UCI Cooperation Dynamics in Networks When … Continue reading

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Semiotics of Programming Part I

I am reading a fascinating new book by Kumiko Tanaka-Ishii, The Semiotics of Programming published this year by Cambridge University Press. In the book Tanaka-Ishii analyzes the semantics of programming languages from the perspective of Saussurian and Peircian semiotics, that … Continue reading

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