A model for applying information and utility functions

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
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DOI 10.1086/287941
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