On Cognitive Informatics

  title={On Cognitive Informatics},
  author={Yingxu Wang},
  journal={Brain and Mind},
  • Yingxu Wang
  • Published 19 August 2002
  • Computer Science
  • Brain and Mind
Supplementary to matter and energy, information is the third essence for modeling the natural world. An emerging discipline known as cognitive informatics (CI) is developed recently that forms a profound interdisciplinary study of cognitive and information sciences, and tackles the common root problems sharing by informatics, computing, software engineering, artificial intelligence, cognitive science, neuropsychology, philosophy, linguistics, and life science. CI focuses on internal information… 

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