Semiotics and Intelligent Systems Development

Semiotics and Intelligent Systems Development

Ricardo Gudwin (UNICAMP, Brazil) and João Queiroz (Federal University of Juiz de Fora, Brazil)
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Release Date: October, 2006|Copyright: © 2007 |Pages: 368
ISBN13: 9781599040639|ISBN10: 1599040638|EISBN13: 9781599040653|DOI: 10.4018/978-1-59904-063-9


The fields of artificial intelligence, intelligence control, and intelligent systems are constantly changing in the subject area of information science and technology. Semiotics and Intelligent Systems Development assembles semiotics and artificial intelligence techniques in order to design new kinds of intelligent systems.

A reference publication, Semiotics and Intelligent Systems Development brings a new light to the research field of artificial intelligence by incorporating the study of meaning processes (semiosis), from the perspective of formal sciences, linguistics, and philosophy.

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Author(s)/Editor(s) Biography

Ricardo Gudwin received his B.S. degree in 1989, M.S. degree in 1992, and Ph.D. in 1996, all of them in electrical engineering from the State University of Campinas, Brazil. He is currently an associate professor at the State University of Campinas, a member of IEEE and the Computer Society. He is also the head of the Computational Semiotics Group, member of the board of governors of Semiotics-Evolution-Energy Virtual Institute in Toronto, Canada, and member of editorial board of the Online Journal for Semiotics, Evolution, Energy Development, published by the SEE Virtual Institute.
João Queiroz ( is a professor at the Institute of Arts and Design and at the Graduate Studies Program in Communication, Federal University of Juiz de Fora (Minas Gerais, Brazil). He earned a PhD in communication and semiotics from the Catholic University of Sao Paulo (PUC-SP) and a post-doc fellowship in intelligent systems at the School of Electrical and Computer Engineering (FEEC-DCA), State University of Campinas (Unicamp, Brazil) and in philosophy of biology at the Institute of Biology, Federal University of Bahia (UFBA). He is author and co-editor of several books and special issues, as well as numerous articles on the emergence and evolution of semiotic complexity in biological and artificial systems. He is the director of the Group for Research in Cognitive Science and Semiotics (UFJF), Group for Research on Artificial Cognition (UEFS), an associate researcher of the Research Group on History, Philosophy, and Biology Teaching (UFBA), and a member of the Institute for Research on Anticipatory Systems (The University of Texas at Dallas). His research interests include evolution of semiotic complexity, emergence of symbolic-based communication, artifacts and cognitive technologies, complexity studies, and C.S. Peirce’s semiotic and pragmatism.