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Information Science [microform] : Toward the Development of a True Scientific Discipline / M. C. Yovits
Bib ID 5223443
Format BookBook, MicroformMicroform, OnlineOnline
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Yovits, M. C
 
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Description [Washington, D.C.] : Distributed by ERIC Clearinghouse, 1969 
29 p. 
Summary

It is pointed out that if information science is to be considered a "true" science similar to physics or chemistry then it must have a set of concepts and analytical expressions which apply to the flow of information in a general way. Such expressions should be relatively independent of the particular context or application under consideration. Definitions of a rigorous nature for the fundamental quantities involved must be established. These must have general applicability and must be related to other known and measurable quantities. It is desirable also that they be capable of quantification. Information is defined as data of value in decision making. Quantitative measures of information can be obtained by relating information to specific observable actions which can be measured physically. (Author)

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Sponsoring Agency: National Science Foundation, Washington, DC. Div. of Science Information.

ERIC Note: (4 References).

May also be available online. Address as at 14/8/18: https://eric.ed.gov/

Reproduction Microfiche. [Washington D.C.]: ERIC Clearinghouse microfiches : positive. 
Subjects Definitions.  |  Information Science.  |  Intellectual Disciplines.  |  Sciences.
Other authors/contributors Ohio State Univ., Columbus. Computer and Information Science Research Center
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