Introduction: Communication - problems of a concept and a new methodical approach.- Excursion into complex systems theory.- Meaning and Information: the semantic dimension of communication.- The social dimension of communication.- The cognitive dimension of communication.- The general equations of communicative processes.- Examples: Computer Models as Operationalization.- Epilogue: The Mathematical Conditions of Human Cognition and Communication.
This book offers a radical new theoretical approach for the understanding of communication. The theory is operationalized by the application of certain computer programs, namely Soft Computing programs like cellular automata and artificial neural nets. In many examples the authors demonstrate how it is possible to model and analyze communicative processes, such as social combined with cognitive ones.
Radical new theoretical approach
Topic is of great interest to scholars in different scientific disciplines
Use of computer models new in this field, i.e. Soft Computing models
Empirical validation of computer models and prognostication of communicative processes unifying theory of communication