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The semantic sphere 1; computation, cognition, and information economy.


The semantic sphere 1; computation, cognition, and information economy.

Levy, Pierre.



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A participatory digital memory common to all humanity is on its way, declares Levy (collective intelligence, U. of Ottawa), but today the use of the this memory is limited by problems of semantic opacity, incompatibility of classification systems, and linguistic and cultural fragmentation. To overcome this difficulty, he presents to the science community and informed public a new system for encoding meanings that will allow operations on meaning in the new digital memory to become transparent, interoperable, and computable. He calls it Information Economy Meta Language (IEML). He begins with the philosophy of information, discussing such aspects as symbolic cognition and creative conversation. Then he turns to modeling cognition, with chapters on the scientific knowledge of the mind, the IEML semantic sphere, the hypercortex, observing collective intelligence, and other topics.

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Date:Dec 1, 2011
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