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Matthew Fuller

Print publication date: 2008

Print ISBN-13: 9780262062749

Published to MIT Press Scholarship Online: August 2013

DOI: 10.7551/mitpress/9780262062749.001.0001

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Software Studies

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This chapter begins with a generalized introduction on the concept of information and briefly discusses its uses across various fields. The author focuses on the concept of the information theory, a branch of computer science, and also examines the contributing efforts of R. A. Fisher and Claude Shannon. The discussion continues with the previous works and research of various other scientists in the information, mathematics, statistics, and computer fields. The next parts of the chapter discuss the leading role played by the information in the systems automation and integration areas.

Keywords:   information theory, computer science, systems automation, systems integration

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