Methodological Aspects of Computational Semiotics


Alexander Mehler

Linguistische Datenverarbeitung/Computerlinguistik, FB II

Universität Trier

Universitätsring 15

D-54286 Trier


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In the following, elementary constituents of models in computational semiotics are outlined. This is done by referring to computer simulations as a framework which neither aims to describe artificial sign systems (as done in computer semiotics), nor to realize semiotic functions in “artificial worlds” (as proposed in “artificial semiosis”). Rather, the framework referred to focuses on preconditions of computer-based simulations of semiotic processes. Following this approach, the paper focuses on methodological aspects of computational semiotics.

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