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The Dynamics of Concepts in a Homogeneous Community
AbstractThe paper addresses informational interactions in a community and considers the dynamics of concepts that represent distribution of knowledge among the individuals. The evolution of a set of concepts maintained by a community is derived by the use of the concepts’ significance in the communication between “cognoscenti” and “dilettanti” and of birth-death processes. The dynamics of concepts depend on the allocation of communication resources and can be governed by an informational principle that requires minimum self-information of the set of concepts over a time horizon. With respect to that principle, the introduction of a new concept into a community’s disposal is shown to lead to a steady-state self-information, which is smaller than that before the introduction of the new concept.
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Khmelnitsky, E.; Kagan, E. The Dynamics of Concepts in a Homogeneous Community. Entropy 2013, 15, 2012-2022.View more citation formats
Khmelnitsky E, Kagan E. The Dynamics of Concepts in a Homogeneous Community. Entropy. 2013; 15(6):2012-2022.Chicago/Turabian Style
Khmelnitsky, Eugene; Kagan, Eugene. 2013. "The Dynamics of Concepts in a Homogeneous Community." Entropy 15, no. 6: 2012-2022.
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