Printer Friendly

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

9781848212510

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

Levy, Pierre.

ISTE/Wiley

2011

381 pages

$145.00

Hardcover

TK5105

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.

([c]2011 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR)

COPYRIGHT 2011 Book News, Inc.
No portion of this article can be reproduced without the express written permission from the copyright holder.
Copyright 2011 Gale, Cengage Learning. All rights reserved.

Article Details
Printer friendly Cite/link Email Feedback
Publication:Reference & Research Book News
Article Type:Book review
Date:Dec 1, 2011
Words:158
Previous Article:Architecture and patterns for IT service management, resource planning, and governance; making shoes for the cobbler's children, 2d ed.
Next Article:Cisco Unified Contact Center Enterprise (UCCE).
Topics:

Terms of use | Privacy policy | Copyright © 2022 Farlex, Inc. | Feedback | For webmasters |