ERIC Number: ED042350
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1969
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Information, Mechanism and Meaning.
Mac Kay, Donald M.
The author has collected in this volume his papers and talks over the past 20 years on the subject of information theory. He identifies the underlying thread of his work--the idea that there is a valid analogy between Heisenberg's "Principle of Uncertainty" and certain aspects of information theory. Three of his papers then provide introductory information; the remaining nine deal with symbols, communication, meaning, questions and commands, understanding, information generators, and indeterminacy. At the end of each paper the author provides a postscript, commenting on the paper from the viewpoint of present knowledge. He provides in an appendix an explanatory survey of the terminology of information theory and a paper on structural information content and optical resolution. A list of references and a subject index are also provided. (JY)
Descriptors: Communication (Thought Transfer), Information Theory, Language Research, Linguistics, Semantics, Structural Analysis
The MIT Press, Cambridge, Massachusetts 02142 ($2.95)
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