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Presentation 2011-05-13 14:45
What is the Information ? -- A Case of Disaster Information to be Processed in Logical Network Layer to Generate Direct Actions --
Kimiaki Tokumaru (System Engineer) ISEC2011-4
Abstract (in Japanese) (See Japanese page) 
(in English) Having visited Cave No.3 of the Klasies River Mouth Caves, the oldest modern human site in the world with the confirmed human residence between 130,000 - 60,000 BP, in South Africa in 2007, the author started to contemplate on the origin and mechanism of language[1]. Inside-cave environments are extremely safe, quiet and dark which make residents sound-sensitive, and they consists of acoustic shelter where one can freely make sound without any danger. It is plausible that language and modern human were born inside cave.
Through interdisciplinary researches on linguistics, acoustic engineering, communication engineering, psychology, anthropology/primatology, neurophysiology, logistics, molecular biology and information theory, the author came to a hypothesis that the unique fundamental difference between human and non-human-animals lies in digitalization of vocal communications, i.e. language.
However, he could not find out any appropriate definition for 'digital'. Therefore, he went through the Information Theory classics such as Shannon, Wiener and von Neumann in order to explore and formulate an objective, necessary and sufficient definition for 'digital'. It became clear that the 'digital' concept is wider and deeper than expected, and that it is the principle which enables 'information networks' and 'self-reproducing automata'.
This article is going to define "information" which is to be logically processed in the higher "logical" layers, and generate appropriate actions for their survival. [2]. Information must be correct words, which are in accordance with the truth of things.
Keyword (in Japanese) (See Japanese page) 
(in English) Origin of Humans and Language / Definition of Information / Digital=Network=Automata / Source Coding / "Tsunami" Information / Channel Coding / Concepts and Concepts System / Grammar as Protocol in Presentation Layer  
Reference Info. IEICE Tech. Rep., vol. 111, no. 34, ISEC2011-4, pp. 23-30, May 2011.
Paper # ISEC2011-4 
Date of Issue 2011-05-06 (ISEC) 
ISSN Print edition: ISSN 0913-5685    Online edition: ISSN 2432-6380
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Conference Information
Committee ISEC  
Conference Date 2011-05-13 - 2011-05-13 
Place (in Japanese) (See Japanese page) 
Place (in English) Kikai-Shinko-Kaikan Bldg. 
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Registration To ISEC 
Conference Code 2011-05-ISEC 
Language Japanese 
Title (in Japanese) (See Japanese page) 
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Title (in English) What is the Information ? 
Sub Title (in English) A Case of Disaster Information to be Processed in Logical Network Layer to Generate Direct Actions 
Keyword(1) Origin of Humans and Language  
Keyword(2) Definition of Information  
Keyword(3) Digital=Network=Automata  
Keyword(4) Source Coding  
Keyword(5) "Tsunami" Information  
Keyword(6) Channel Coding  
Keyword(7) Concepts and Concepts System  
Keyword(8) Grammar as Protocol in Presentation Layer  
1st Author's Name Kimiaki Tokumaru  
1st Author's Affiliation Satellite System Engineer (System Engineer)
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Date Time 2011-05-13 14:45:00 
Presentation Time 25 minutes 
Registration for ISEC 
Paper # ISEC2011-4 
Volume (vol) vol.111 
Number (no) no.34 
Page pp.23-30 
Date of Issue 2011-05-06 (ISEC) 

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