Pragmatic Semiotic Information • Discussion 8

Re: Ontolog ForumJS

The concept of a triadic sign relation, in typical form L \subseteq O \times S \times I, where O is the object domain (think universe of discourse) and S and I are domains of signs (think channels or languages) being used to talk and think about O, is most often applied in one of two ways.

  1. S and I are really the same channel, language, medium, set of signs, or state space of a system we are using to convey information about O.  In cases where S = I we are often concerned with transformations taking place within a single set of signals and we may write I = S^\prime to signify our focus on sign relational triples of the form (o, s, s^\prime) where s^\prime is a sign that follows s in a logical or temporal sequence, in short, where s^\prime is contemplated as a next state of s.
  2. S and I are two different channels, languages, media, sets of signs, or state spaces of systems being used to convey information about O.  In this case the issue is one of translation or interoperability.

Reference

  • Awbrey and Awbrey (1995), “Interpretation as Action : The Risk of Inquiry” (1) (2)

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