On Quantifying Semantic Information

@article{DAlfonso2011OnQS,
  title={On Quantifying Semantic Information},
  author={Simon D'Alfonso},
  journal={Information},
  year={2011},
  volume={2},
  pages={61-101}
}
The purpose of this paper is to look at some existing methods of semantic information quantification and suggest some alternatives. It begins with an outline of Bar-Hillel and Carnap’s theory of semantic information before going on to look at Floridi’s theory of strongly semantic information. The latter then serves to initiate an in-depth investigation into the idea of utilising the notion of truthlikeness to quantify semantic information. Firstly, a couple of approaches to measure… CONTINUE READING

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