ERIC Number: ED111386
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1975-May-1
Goals for Long-Range Research in Information Science.
In order to discuss the research goals of information science (IS), both its logical and its specific nature must be determined. Peircean logical analysis shows that IS may be classified in three parts: pure science, applied science, and technology. The deficiency in the present state of the art is in the pure science, or theoretical portion, of IS which must be developed in order to fully and properly apply the existing technology. The specific nature of the science underlying information technology is semiotics, the science of signs and sign processes, their structure, and their applications to the communication process and information transfer. Long-range research goals should therefore be formed in order to (1) develop a theory of the structure of all categories of signs, sign systems, and sign processes; (2) investigate the measurable properties of all sign components; (3) explore the basic regularities existing between the measurable properties; (4) develop theories which explain these regularities; (5) investigate the relationship between various information processes and semiotic processes; and (6) develop lab instrumentation with which to carry out the critical experiments in the above areas. (Author/LS)
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