The branch of semiotics that deals with the properties of signs and symbols and with their formal relations.
Correct syntactics is the condition of a transparent use of any language. It implies proper coordination between all the rules characteristic of the language, and thus its global structure.
GERNERT (2000 a, p. 155) comments: "Syntactic information is the alteration produced by incoming signals in the heads of telecommunication engineers who are waiting at the end of the channel and valuate the finished transmission under the aspects of their profession, e.g. channel capacity, efficiency, or reliability"(p. 160)
This seems to be basically a technical viewpoint, bearing upon communication under SHANNON's original meaning.
GERNERT himself made the point (his 2000 b) paper), quoted in the entry "Information theory")
Even so, syntactics seems to include two codings:
1) an electro-magnetic one through which a specific electro-magnetic signal corresponds to a specific sign
2) a sign (for example, a spoken word) corresponding to a shared code between a sender and a receiver, let us say for example "pencil" in a telephone conversation (What is the meaning of "Bleistift" for someone who does not know german?)
- 1) General information
- 2) Methodology or model
- 3) Epistemology, ontology and semantics
- 4) Human sciences
- 5) Discipline oriented
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