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  1. William J. Rapaport (2012). Semiotic Systems, Computers, and the Mind: How Cognition Could Be Computing. International Journal of Signs and Semiotic Systems 2 (1):32-71.
    In this reply to James H. Fetzer’s “Minds and Machines: Limits to Simulations of Thought and Action”, I argue that computationalism should not be the view that (human) cognition is computation, but that it should be the view that cognition (simpliciter) is computable. It follows that computationalism can be true even if (human) cognition is not the result of computations in the brain. I also argue that, if semiotic systems are systems that interpret signs, then both humans (...)
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    Argyris Arnellos, Thomas Spyrou & Ioannis Darzentas (2007). Exploring Creativity in the Design Process: A Systems-Semiotic Perspective. Cybernetics and Human Knowing 14 (1):37-64.
    This paper attempts to establish a systems-semiotic framework explaining creativity in the design process, where the design process is considered to have as its basis the cognitive process. The design process is considered as the interaction between two or more cognitive systems resulting in a purposeful and ongoing transformation of their already complex representational structures and the production of newer ones, in order to fulfill an ill-defined goal. Creativity is considered as the result of an emergence of (...)
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    Timo Maran (2015). Scaffolding and Mimicry: A Semiotic View of the Evolutionary Dynamics of Mimicry Systems. Biosemiotics 8 (2):211-222.
    The article discusses evolutionary aspects of mimicry from a semiotic viewpoint. The concept of semiotic scaffolding is used for this approach, and its relations with the concepts of exaptation and semiotic co-option are explained. Different dimensions of scaffolding are brought out as ontogenetic, evolutionary, physiological and cognitive. These dimensions allow for interpreting mimicry as a system that scaffolds itself. With the help of a number of mimicry cases, e.g. butterfly eyespots, brood parasitism, and plant mimesis, the evolutionary (...)
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    Anti Randviir (2013). Autocommunication in Semiotic Systems: 40 Years After the Theses on the Semiotic Study of Cultures. [REVIEW] Sign Systems Studies 41 (2-3):378-382.
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    Georgij Yu Somov (2005). Semiotic Systems of Works of Visual Art: Signs, Connotations, Signals. Semiotica 2005 (157):1-34.
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    Georgij Yu Somov (2006). Connotations in Semiotic Systems of Visual Art. Semiotica 2006 (158):147-212.
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    Noam Chomsky (1979). Human Language and Other Semiotic Systems. Semiotica 25 (1-2).
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    Yair Neuman (2003). Mobius and Paradox: On the Abstract Structure of Boundary Events in Semiotic Systems. Semiotica 2003 (147).
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    Georgij Yu Somov (2008). The Role of Structures in Semiotic Systems: Analysis of Some Ideas of Leonardo da Vinci and the Portrait Lady with an Ermine. Semiotica 2008 (172):411-477.
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    Georgij Yu Somov (2007). Structures and Semiotic Systems. Semiotica 2007 (167):387-421.
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    Sanda Golopentia (1997). Mapping a Network of Semiotic Systems: The Romanian Love Charms Database. Semiotica 114 (1-2):41-66.
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    Ülle Pärl (2011). A Semiotic Alternative to Communication in the Processes in Management Accounting and Control Systems. Sign Systems Studies 39 (1):183-207.
    This conceptual paper addresses Management Accounting and Control Systems (MACS) from a communication process perspective as opposed to a functionaldesign perspective. Its arguments originate from a social-constructionist perspective on the organization. Its line of argument is that building a social theoryof a social phenomenon such as MACS, demands that attention be paid to the characteristics of the communication process. An existing theoretical frameworkthat does the same is Giddens’ structuration theory, but it is only partly satisfactory because it refuses to (...)
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    Jan W. F. Mulder (1994). Written and Spoken Languages as Separate Semiotic Systems. Semiotica 101 (1-2):41-72.
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    Myrna Gopnik (1977). Scientific Theories as Meta-Semiotic Systems. Semiotica 21 (3-4).
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    B. F. Ègorov (1974). Simplest Semiotic Systems and Plot Typology. Semiotica 10 (2).
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  16. G. Mounin & Héraldique et sémiologie’La Linguistique (2006). Within Semiotics During and After the Transitional Decades He Dominated. Morris Promoted Another Advance Over Peirce's Central Foci When He Evinced an Interest in the Rela-Tions Obtaining Within Semiotic Systems Between Sign. Semiotica 97:427-437.
     
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    Julia J. A. Shaw (2013). A Study of the Semiotic and Narrative Forms of Divine Influence Within Secular Legal Systems. International Journal for the Semiotics of Law - Revue Internationale de Sémiotique Juridique 26 (1):95-112.
    Since the Reformation and Enlightenment, the Western world has witnessed the incremental decline of religious influence. Yet, key legal protections and duties incumbent on civilians and state actors in both avowedly secular states and ruling theocracies, predominantly Islamic, are to a lesser or greater extent determined by religious values. Although it is often claimed that the modern secular state encourages the adoption of liberal values and allows for the formulation of general law according to the free will of its people, (...)
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  18. Harald Atmanspacher, A Semiotic Approach to Complex Systems.
    A key topic in the work of Burghard Rieger is the notion of meaning. To explore this notion, he and his collaborators developed a most sophisticated approach combining theoretical ideas and concepts of semiotics with empirical and numerical tools of computational linguistics. In the present contribution, relations of Rieger’s achievements to some issues of interest in the physics and philosophy of complex systems will be addressed.
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    Patricia M. Crittenden & Andrea Landini (2015). Attachment Relationships as Semiotic Scaffolding Systems. Biosemiotics 8 (2):257-273.
    This paper describes the semiotic process by which parents, as attachment figures, enable infants to learn to make meaning. It also applies these ideas to psychotherapy, with the therapist functioning as transitional attachment figures to patients where therapy attempts to change semiotic processes that have led to maladaptive behavior. Three types of semiotic processes are described in attachment terminology and these are offered as possible precursors of a neuro-behavioral nosology tying mental illness to adaptation. Non-conscious biosemiotic processes (...)
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    Marian Zielinski (2003). A Semiotic Phenomenology of Aesthetic Systems. American Journal of Semiotics 19 (1/4):197-208.
    This article investigates the significance of Bateson’s concept of metapattern and the intrinsic correlation of his distinctions between the conscious, the aesthetic, and the sacred as they apply to theatre and the visual arts. It entails a series of phenomenologicalreflections on ornament and visual patterns as they relate to explorations of character and environment . As well, I explore the implications of the traces we leave as individuals , traces that mark the patterns of our individuality and our communion with (...)
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  21. Phyllis Chiasson (2007). Peter B¡ Gh Andersenis a Professor with the Department for Information and Media Studies, Aarhus University, Denmark. He Was Born 1945 and Received a PhD in the Danish Language (1971). His Doctoral Dissertation Was Titled A Theory of Computer Semiotics: Semiotic Ap-Proaches to Construction and Assessment of Computer Systems (Cambridge University Press, 1990). He is the Author of More Than 130 Papers and Three Books, Co-Editor of Six Books. [REVIEW] In R. Gudwin & J. Queiroz (eds.), Semiotics and Intelligent Systems Development. Idea Group Inc. 343.
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  22. L. Magnani (2007). Semiotic Brains and Artificial Minds. How Brains Make Up Material Cognitive Systems. In R. Gudwin & J. Queiroz (eds.), Semiotics and Intelligent Systems Development. Idea Group Inc. 1--41.
     
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  23. Ülle Pärl (2011). A Semiotic Alternative to Communication in the Processes in Management Accounting and Control Systems. Sign Systems Studies 39 (1):183.
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    Hongbing Yu & Jie Zhang (2016). A Semiotic Analysis of Anti-Identity Construction in Fictional Narratives From the Viewpoint of Modeling Systems Theory. Semiotica 2016 (210):151-166.
    Name der Zeitschrift: Semiotica Jahrgang: 2016 Heft: 210 Seiten: 151-166.
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    Ana Marostica (1998). Semiotic Trees and Classifications for Inductive Learning Systems. Semiotics:114-127.
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    Dora Ivonne Alvarez Tamayo (2011). The Semiotic Marketing Applied to Design of Integrated Graphic Communication Systems. A Methodological Model for Interdisciplinary Work. Semiotics:270-280.
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    Vyacheslav Ivanov (1973). On Binary Relations in Linguistic and Other Semiotic and Social Systems. In Radu J. Bogdan & Ilkka Niiniluoto (eds.), Logic, Language, and Probability. Boston,D. Reidel Pub. Co. 196--200.
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    Gloria Soto & Floyd Merrell (1995). A Semiotic Analysis of Augmentative and Alternative Communication Systems. Semiotica 107 (3-4):209-236.
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    Miracles ofSainte Foy (2000). Altmann, Gabriel and Koch, Walter A.(Eds.), Systems: New Paradigms for the Human Sciences. Berlin: Walter de Gruyter, 1988. Apel, Karl-Otto, From a Transcendental-Semiotic Point of View. Manchester: Manchester University Press, 1998. Appleyard, Bryan, Brave New Worlds. New York: Viking Penguin, 1998. [REVIEW] Semiotica 130 (1/2):195-199.
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  30. Sándor Darányi (1996). Formal Aspects of Natural Belief Systems, Their Evolution and Mapping: A Semiotic Analysis. Semiotica 108 (1-2):45-64.
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  31. Bennetta Jules-Rosette (1993). Semiotic Modeling Systems: The Contribution of Thomas A. Sebeok. Semiotica 96 (3-4):269-284.
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    João Queiroz & Floyd Merrell (2009). On Peirce's Pragmatic Notion of Semiosis—a Contribution for the Design of Meaning Machines. Minds and Machines 19 (1):129-143.
    How to model meaning processes (semiosis) in artificial semiotic systems? Once all computer simulation becomes tantamount to theoretical simulation, involving epistemological metaphors of world versions, the selection and choice of models will dramatically compromise the nature of all work involving simulation. According to the pragmatic Peircean based approach, semiosis is an interpreter-dependent process that cannot be dissociated from the notion of a situated (and actively distributed) communicational agent. Our approach centers on the consideration of relevant properties and aspects (...)
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    Søren Brier & Cliff Joslyn (2013). What Does It Take to Produce Interpretation? Informational, Peircean and Code-Semiotic Views on Biosemiotics. Biosemiotics 6 (1):143-159.
    This paper presents a critical analysis of code-semiotics, which we see as the latest attempt to create paradigmatic foundation for solving the question of the emergence of life and consciousness. We view code semiotics as a an attempt to revise the empirical scientific Darwinian paradigm, and to go beyond the complex systems, emergence, self-organization, and informational paradigms, and also the selfish gene theory of Dawkins and the Peircean pragmaticist semiotic theory built on the simultaneous types of evolution. As (...)
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    Jesper Hoffmeyer (2008). The Semiotic Body. Biosemiotics 1 (2):169-190.
    Most bodies in this world do not have brains and the minority of animal species that do have brained bodies are descendents from species with more distributed or decentralized nervous systems. Thus, bodies were here first, and only relatively late in evolution did the bodies of a few species grow supplementary organs, brains, sophisticated enough to support a psychological life. Psychological life therefore from the beginning was embedded in and served as a tool for corporeal life. This paper discusses (...)
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    Peter Brödner (2006). The Misery of Digital Organisations and the Semiotic Nature of IT. AI and Society 23 (3):331-351.
    Contrary to common belief, IT systems often disappoint the expectations to increase productivity and flexibility of work and value creation processes. Moreover, most IT design and implementation projects still fail or burst time and cost budgets to a high extent. After presenting significant empirical evidence for these phenomena, the paper reflects on the reasons for their persistence by developing a semiotic perspective on the processes of dealing with computer artifacts in organisations. This semiotic view allows understanding the (...)
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    Guido Ferraro (2010). Analogical Associations in the Frame of a “Neoclassical” Semiotic Theory. Sign Systems Studies 38 (1-4):67-89.
    It has been a long time since the concept of iconic signs was proposed by C. S. Peirce. From that time on, we have been increasingly realizing that semiotic systems are for the most part established just on some type of similarity. But the more we see the sphere of analogical signification expanding its realm, themore we become aware of how inadequate is the notion of a simple relationship connecting locally a physical object with a second object, or (...)
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    Mihhail Lotman (2012). Verse as a Semiotic System. Sign Systems Studies 40 (1-2):18-50.
    Poetry is an important challenge for semiotics, and a special area of study for the Tartu-Moscow semiotic school, since the first volume of Sign Systems Studies was Juri Lotman’s monograph Lectures on Structural Poetics (1964). From then on the concept of poetry as one of the secondary modelling systems has evolved, since in relation to poetry, the primary modelling system is natural language. In this paper, the concept of semiotic system has been re-examined and the treatment (...)
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    Wolfgang Wildgen (2008). Semiotic Hypercycles Driving the Evolution of Language. Axiomathes 18 (1):91-116.
    The evolution of human symbolic capacity must have been very rapid even in some intermediate stage (e.g. the proto-symbolic behavior of Homo erectus). Such a rapid process requires a runaway model. The type of very selective and hyperbolically growing self-organization called “hypercyle” by Eigen and Schuster could explain the rapidity and depth of the evolutionary process, whereas traditional runaway models of sexual selection seem to be rather implausible in the case of symbolic evolution. We assume two levels: at the first (...)
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    Ilia Kalinin (2003). The Semiotic Model of a Historical Process. Sign Systems Studies 31 (2):499-508.
    The paper is devoted to the problem of the linguistic grounds of the semiotic model of history, according to which history is described as a communication process circulating within a society. An analogy of principle between language and culture is the theoretical premise of that semiotic approach. Proceeding on this assumption semiotics (B. Uspensky’s case for instance) regards historical process as the process of text outcome and reading, while at the same time control over communication is provided through (...)
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  40. Colin Wight (2004). Theorizing the Mechanisms of Conceptual and Semiotic Space. Philosophy of the Social Sciences 34 (2):283-299.
    In this piece the author takes issue with Mario Bunge’s claims that conceptual and semiotic systems have "compositions, environments and structures, but no mechanisms." Structures, according to Bunge, can never be mechanisms in conceptual and semiotic systems. Contra this the author argues that in social systems, social structures (which are concept-dependent and reproduced and/or transformed, at least in part, semiotically), can be mechanisms in the sense that such structures are one of the processes in a (...)
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    William J. Rapaport (1998). How Minds Can Be Computational Systems. Journal of Experimental and Theoretical Artificial Intelligence 10 (4):403-419.
    The proper treatment of computationalism, as the thesis that cognition is computable, is presented and defended. Some arguments of James H. Fetzer against computationalism are examined and found wanting, and his positive theory of minds as semiotic systems is shown to be consistent with computationalism. An objection is raised to an argument of Selmer Bringsjord against one strand of computationalism, namely, that Turing-Test± passing artifacts are persons, it is argued that, whether or not this objection holds, such artifacts (...)
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  42. Claus Emmeche (2006). A Semiotic Analysis of the Genetic Information System. Semiotica 2006 (160):1-68.
    Terms loaded with informational connotations are often employed to refer to genes and their dynamics. Indeed, genes are usually perceived by biologists as basically ‘the carriers of hereditary information.’ Nevertheless, a number of researchers consider such talk as inadequate and ‘just metaphorical,’ thus expressing a skepticism about the use of the term ‘information’ and its derivatives in biology as a natural science. First, because the meaning of that term in biology is not as precise as it is, for instance, in (...)
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    João Queiroz & Charbel Niño El-Hani (2006). Towards a Multi-Level Approach to the Emergence of Meaning Processes in Living Systems. Acta Biotheoretica 54 (3):179-206.
    Any description of the emergence and evolution of different types of meaning processes (semiosis, sensu C.S.Peirce) in living systems must be supported by a theoretical framework which makes it possible to understand the nature and dynamics of such processes. Here we propose that the emergence of semiosis of different kinds can be understood as resulting from fundamental interactions in a triadically-organized hierarchical process. To grasp these interactions, we develop a model grounded on Stanley Salthe's hierarchical structuralism. This model can (...)
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    Stefan Artmann (2002). Three Types of Semiotic Indeterminacy in Monod's Philosophy of Modern Biology. Sign Systems Studies 30 (1):149-160.
    Synthesizing important research traditions in information theory, structuralist semiotics, and generative linguistics, at least three main types of semiotic indeterminacy must be distinguished: Kolmogorov’s notion of randomness defined as sequential incompressibility, de Saussure’s principle of contingency of sign which ensures the possibility of translation between different sign systems, and Chomsky’s idea of indefiniteness in generative mechanisms as a requirement for the explanation of semiotic creativity. These types of semiotic indeterminacy form an abstract system useful for the (...)
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    Sadeq Rahimi (2002). Is Cultural Logic an Appropriate Concept? A Semiotic Perspective on the Study of Culture and Logic. Sign Systems Studies 30 (2):455-463.
    It is argued that (a) the question of ‘cultural logic’ is a valid inquiry for disciplines seeking to comprehend and compare mental processes across cultures, and (b) semiotics, as the science of studying signs and signification, is an appropriate means of approaching the question of cultural logic. It is suggested that a shift needs to be made in studying reasoning across cultures from the traditional value-oriented methods of judgment to a meaning-oriented assessment. Traditional methods of cross-cultural comparison are suggested to (...)
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    Rodney J. Clarke (2001). Social Semiotic Contributions to the Systemic Semiotic Workpractice Framework. Sign Systems Studies 29 (2):587-604.
    The workpractices associaied with the use of an information system can be described using semiotic theories in terms of patterns of human communication. A model of workpractices has been created called the systemic semiotic workpractice framework that employs two compatible but distinct semiotic theories in order to explain the complexity of information systems use in organisational contexts. One of these theories called social semiotics can be used to describe atypical workpractice realisations, where a user renegotiates one (...)
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    Josué Antonio Nescolarde-Selva & Josep-Lluis Usó-Doménech (2014). Semiotic Vision of Ideologies. Foundations of Science 19 (3):263-282.
    A semiotic theory of systems derived from language would have the purpose of classifying all the systems of linguistic expression: philosophy, ideology, myth, poetry, art, as much as the dream, lapsus, and free association in a pluridimensional matrix that will interact with many diversified fields. In each one of these discourses it is necessary to consider a plurality of questions, the essence of which will only be comprehensible by the totality; it will be necessary to ask, in (...)
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    Bruce H. Weber (2009). On the Emergence of Living Systems. Biosemiotics 2 (3):343-359.
    If the problem of the origin of life is conceptualized as a process of emergence of biochemistry from proto-biochemistry, which in turn emerged from the organic chemistry and geochemistry of primitive earth, then the resources of the new sciences of complex systems dynamics can provide a more robust conceptual framework within which to explore the possible pathways of chemical complexification leading to living systems and biosemiosis. In such a view the emergence of life, and concomitantly of natural selection (...)
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    Gerald Ostdiek (forthcoming). Me, Myself, and Semiotic Function: Finding the “I” in Biology. Biosemiotics:1-16.
    This essay argues that stable, heritable, habituated semiotics on one scale of life allows for opportunism, origination, and the solving of novel problems on others. This is grounded in how interpretation is neither caused nor determined by its object, such that success at interpretation simply cannot be defined by any comparison between an interpretation and its object. Rather, an interpretation is a reciprocated incorporation of a living thing and its environment, and successful if it furthers the living, interpreting thing. By (...)
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    Louis J. Goldberg & Leonard A. Rosenblum (2014). The Codes of Recognition. Biosemiotics 7 (2):279-298.
    This paper is divided into two parts. Part I focuses on the manner in which the components of the face recognition system work together so that a perceiver, within several hundred milliseconds after seeing a familiar face, is able to both identify the face of the perceived and recall elements of the history of past encounters with the perceived. Face recognition plays a crucial role in enabling both human and nonhuman primates to interact in collaborative social groups. This critical function (...)
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