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An observer-relative systems approach to information

Demetis, Dionysios; Lee, Allen


Allen Lee


By returning to the foundational principles of second-order cybernetics and resting on the central role of the observer, this essay explores how the distinction between data/information can be conceptualized. Using systems theory, we derive a series of systemic principles for the distinction between data/information and we illustrate them with a case study from Anti-Money Laundering.

Start Date Jan 8, 2019
Publication Date Jan 8, 2019
Pages 6300-6309
Book Title Proceedings of the 52nd Annual Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences
ISBN 978-0-9981331-2-6
Keywords Knowing What We Know: Theory, Meta-analysis, and Review Organizational Systems and Technology information; Observer; Second-order cybernetics; Systems theory
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