- So a “sign process” would be a subset , where is a time domain?
There are a couple of ways we usually see the concept of a sign relation being applied.
- There is the translation scenario where and are two different languages and a large part of consists of triples where and are co-referent or otherwise equivalent signs.
- There is the transition scenario where and we have triples of the form where is the next state of in a sign process. As it happens, a concept of process is more basic than a concept of time, since the latter involves reference to a standard process commonly known as a clock.