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Historiographic Conceptualization of Information: A Critical Survey

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1 Author(s)
Geoghegan, B.D. ; Northwestern Univ., Evanston

The historical pedigree and meaning of "information" has been hotly contested since its scientific definition in the 1940s. Scientists have authored very different explanations for the origins of informational research, the scope of information theory, and the historical significance of its findings. This survey classifies the historical literature into genres, offering a view into the changing environment of computer research.

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Annals of the History of Computing, IEEE  (Volume:30 ,  Issue: 1 )