ERIC Number: ED053743
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1969-Jun
Reference Count: 0
Information Science: Toward the Development of a True Scientific Discipline.
Yovits, M. C.
It is pointed out that if information science is to be considered a "true" science similar to physics or chemistry then it must have a set of concepts and analytical expressions which apply to the flow of information in a general way. Such expressions should be relatively independent of the particular context or application under consideration. Definitions of a rigorous nature for the fundamental quantities involved must be established. These must have general applicability and must be related to other known and measurable quantities. It is desirable also that they be capable of quantification. Information is defined as data of value in decision making. Quantitative measures of information can be obtained by relating information to specific observable actions which can be measured physically. (Author)
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Sponsor: National Science Foundation, Washington, DC. Div. of Science Information.
Authoring Institution: Ohio State Univ., Columbus. Computer and Information Science Research Center.
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