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Situation Theory: a survey

Lee, Jacob. 2011. Situation Theory: a survey. Master’s Thesis, Fresno, California: California State University Fresno. Abstract Situation semantics was developed as an alternative to possible-worlds semantics. While possible-worlds semantics defines the informational content of sentences in terms of complete descriptions … Continue reading

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Processes of Diffusion in Networks

Social diffusion processes, real and alleged, have been the focus of intense study for many years, reaching into the early days of anthropology. Because so many different things can be thought to diffuse or flow through a population– culture, ideas, … 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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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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Ritual and Information Architectures

(published and featured at the Open Anthropology Cooperative 09/03/10) In a series recent blog posts, here, here and here, I have explored John Perry and David Israel’s notion of an information architecture given in their paper Information and Architecture (pdf). … Continue reading

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Combinative and Coincident Architectures in Programming Language Constructs

In my previous two posts, Architecture of Information, some notes and More on Combinative and Coincident Information Architectures, I introduced John Perry and David Israel’s notion of information architectures. In this post I would like to explore how they can … Continue reading

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