The General Definition of Information (GDI):At the moment I'm not convinced the formulation adds anything to saying 'data plus meaning'. It still begs all sorts of questions, but maybe it is useful to have it there as a reference point.
σ is an instance of information, understood as semantic content, if and only if:
(GDI.1) σ consists of one or more data;
(GDI.2) the data in σ are well-formed;
(GDI.3) the well-formed data in σ are meaningful.
Tuesday, 6 April 2010
General Definition of Information: GDI (Floridi)
In Information: A Very Short Introduction, Luciano Floridi has the following, as a formulation of the idea that Information is 'data plus meaning'.