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Information flow : the logic of distributed systems

Author: Jon Barwise; Jerry Seligman
Publisher: Cambridge : Cambridge University Press, 2008, ©1997.
Series: Cambridge tracts in theoretical computer science, 44.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Information is a central topic in computer science, cognitive science and philosophy. Drawing on ideas from these subjects, this book addresses the definition and place of information in society.
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Jon Barwise; Jerry Seligman
ISBN: 9780521070997 0521070996 9780521583862 0521583861
OCLC Number: 231580666
Notes: Originally published: 1997.
Jerry Seligman is a New Zealand author.
Description: xv, 274 p. ; cm.
Contents: Preface; Part I. Introduction: 1. Information flow: a review; 2. Information channels: an overview; 3. A simple distributed system; Part II. Channel Theory: 4. Classifications and infomorphisms; 5. Operations on classifications; 6. Distributed systems; 7. Boolean operations and classifications; 8. State spaces; 9. Regular theories; 10. Operations on theories; 11. Boolean operations and theories; 12. Local logics; 13. Reasoning at a distance; 14. Representing local logics; 15. Distributed logics; 16. Logics and state spaces; Part III. Explorations: 17. Speech acts; 18. Vagueness; 19. Common sense reasoning; 20. Representation; 21. Quantum logic; Answers to selected exercises; Bibliography; Glossary of notation; Index of definitions; Index of names.
Series Title: Cambridge tracts in theoretical computer science, 44.
Responsibility: by Jon Barwise, Jerry Seligman.

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