Philosophy of Science 30 (3):267-273 (1963)

If the currently available theories of semantic information and utility-expectation are to be applied in a satisfactory way, they must be combined with a message-processing procedure. This paper presents a model of communication within which such a procedure can be defined. In this model the sender's messages arrive over a period of time, the receiver can reject some messages and retain others, the receiver can change his mind in various ways, and the receiver can apply various evaluation functions to a "usable message total". As one example of message-evaluation, a system for evaluating news-value is presented
Keywords No keywords specified (fix it)
Categories (categorize this paper)
DOI 10.1086/287941
Edit this record
Mark as duplicate
Export citation
Find it on Scholar
Request removal from index
Revision history

Download options

PhilArchive copy

Upload a copy of this paper     Check publisher's policy     Papers currently archived: 51,304
Through your library

References found in this work BETA

No references found.

Add more references

Citations of this work BETA

Add more citations

Similar books and articles


Added to PP index

Total views
278 ( #26,128 of 2,330,103 )

Recent downloads (6 months)
1 ( #583,587 of 2,330,103 )

How can I increase my downloads?


My notes