Is Semantic Information Meaningful Data?

  title={Is Semantic Information Meaningful Data?},
  author={L. Floridi},
  journal={Philosophy and Phenomenological Research},
  • L. Floridi
  • Published 1 March 2005
  • Computer Science
  • Philosophy and Phenomenological Research
There is no consensus yet on the definition of semantic information. This paper contributes to the current debate by criticising and revising the Standard Definition of semantic Information (SDI) as meaningful data, in favour of the Dretske-Grice approach: meaningful and well-formed data constitute semantic information only if they also qualify as contingently truthful. After a brief introduction, SDI is criticised for providing necessary but insufficient conditions for the definition of… 

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