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SEMIOTICS, MODELS AND COMPUTING

Ekdahl, Bertil LU (2008) 10th International Conference on Enterprise Information Systems In ICEIS 2008: PROCEEDINGS OF THE TENTH INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON ENTERPRISE INFORMATION SYSTEMS, VOL ISAS-1 - INFORMATION SYSTEMS ANALYSIS AND SPECIFICATION, VOL 1 p.283-289
Abstract
Recently, semiotics has begun to be related to computing. Since semiotics is about the interpretation of signs, of which language is a chief part, such an interest may seem quite reasonable. The semiotic approach is supposed to bring semantics to the computer. In this paper I discuss the realistic in this from the point of view of computers as linguistic systems, that is, as interpreters of descriptions (programs). I maintain the holistic view of language in which the parts are a whole and cannot be detached. This has the implication that computers cannot be semiotic systems since the necessary interpretation part cannot be made part of the program. From outside, a computer program can very well be considered semiotically since the... (More)
Recently, semiotics has begun to be related to computing. Since semiotics is about the interpretation of signs, of which language is a chief part, such an interest may seem quite reasonable. The semiotic approach is supposed to bring semantics to the computer. In this paper I discuss the realistic in this from the point of view of computers as linguistic systems, that is, as interpreters of descriptions (programs). I maintain the holistic view of language in which the parts are a whole and cannot be detached. This has the implication that computers cannot be semiotic systems since the necessary interpretation part cannot be made part of the program. From outside, a computer program can very well be considered semiotically since the equivalence between computers and formal system implies that there is a well defined model (interpretation) that has to be communicated. (Less)
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models, semiotics, language, Computational semiotics, formal system
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ICEIS 2008: PROCEEDINGS OF THE TENTH INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON ENTERPRISE INFORMATION SYSTEMS, VOL ISAS-1 - INFORMATION SYSTEMS ANALYSIS AND SPECIFICATION, VOL 1
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283 - 289
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INSTICC Press
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10th International Conference on Enterprise Information Systems
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  author       = {Ekdahl, Bertil},
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  language     = {eng},
  pages        = {283--289},
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  series       = {ICEIS 2008: PROCEEDINGS OF THE TENTH INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON ENTERPRISE INFORMATION SYSTEMS, VOL ISAS-1 - INFORMATION SYSTEMS ANALYSIS AND SPECIFICATION, VOL 1},
  title        = {SEMIOTICS, MODELS AND COMPUTING},
  year         = {2008},
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