Information From Processes
A book on Information and Information Science.
Not a book about computers or psychology, the emphasis here is on
information, the processes that produce information, and
how information can be understood and used in a range of environments.
Published by Springer, 2012.
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(The advantages of the approach taken in Information from Processes to the study of
information in a range of disciplines)
Ch. 1: Information
(Information, Processes, Process Output, Communication,
Physical World and Entropy, People and Information, Hierarchies of Processes,
Defining Information, Characteristics of Information Phenomena)
Link to possible courses that students studying information might choose to take.
Ch. 2: Processes
Functions, Processing, Decidability, Formal Computational Models, Systems,
Maxwell's Demon, Reversibility and Information Loss, Basis for Information,
Process Complexity, Information Theory and Channels, Networks of
Ch. 3: Representation
Encoding and Decoding Representations, Error Detection and Correction,
Compression, Secrecy, Metainformation, Organizing Representations for
Retrieving, Structured Information
Ch. 4: Improving the Informative
What is the best?, Accidental and Evolutionary Improvement,
Evolution of Communication,
Self-organization, Directed Improvement, Producing Statements with
Quantitative Information Reasoning
Ch. 5: Words and Knowledge
Perceiving and Observing,
Reference, Sense, Descriptions, Classes,
A Priori Information, Ideas and Mental Representations,
Truth, Justification for Beliefs, Knowledge and Information
Ch. 6: Economic Value
Utility, Decisions with Uncertain Information,
Choosing a Strategy, Adverse Selection, Moral Hazard, Signalling,
Cooperative Processes, Groups of Processes
Ch. 7: Information Redux
What is Information Science? What is not Information Science? Theoretical Information
Science vs Applied
Information Science, Information Science vs Information Technology, Information Science vs Computer Science,
Information Science vs Psychology, Information Science vs Business, System Analysis.
those interested in Information, Communication, Computer Science,
Philosophy, and Cognitive Studies
Here is a quick I.S. knowledge
Robert Losee, Twitter: WhatIsInfo,