Objectual Philosophy

8.8 Association of semantic values to the syntactic values of the internal ISS

In the previous sections, we have seen that the information concept is strictly related to the existence of support MS, and that it represents the total amount of invariant properties of those systems, perceived by another type of specialized MS - information processing system - system whose general model was previously presented. If the picture is not clear by now, we are making an explicit underlining: the information (according to the objectual philosophy) exists only for the class of IPS material systems, the only systems which are able to operate with this notion.

As we have shown earlier in this chapter, in case of natural abiotic MS, the information and all the features which derive from it (such as the abstract objects) do not exist, because these systems are not endowed with IPS which is able to perceive and process this information.

Comment 8.8.1: This fact has unexpected implications on our concepts regarding some of the abstract objects (objects which shall be defined and analyzed in the following chapter, but momentarily, they are assimilated with the information contained within an ISS). One of the most frequently mistakes made by the people is to assign a real existence, free from their material support (ISS) to some abstract objects, due to the simple reason that our brain can operate this kind of separation between the objects properties, and it is also able to detach them from the object to whom they were initially assigned to, because each property is associated to a distinct internal ISS. But what is happening in our brain is an information processing, process which is quasi-total independent from the external world (of brain) and whose results do not always have a correspondent into the real, external world. The properties of MS, on which the human IPS perceives and stores them into our memory, are nothing but properties of some MS or of some real processes in which MS are involved, but they are not real, material objects with independent existence, just like they are considered in many circumstances. One of the most frequent assignments of “independent existence” is the time assignment (which according to the objectual philosophy is a property of processes) or the energy assignment (a property of the material fluxes), or of many other similar properties. We are about to see that the time is only a property, namely a property which is specific to the real processes (it is the support attribute of the temporal distributions), mostly of the periodical ones, where it is clearly defined, but it is a property assigned to the representation of the external objects (namely, of some internal ISS) by IPS, and therefore, it is its internal attribute.

But, let us return to the association of the semantic values on the support syntactic values. Because the information processing operations take place inside IPS, we will focus mostly on the association of that particular values on the internal ISS. We have seen that ISS have (for a finite number of elements from their composition) a finite variety of such possible structures, and IPS must be able to distinguish (to separate) these possible structures. We have also noticed that each possible structure of internal ISS (each syntactic value) must be related to a distinct semantic value - external information associated to this structure. First, let us see who makes the assignment of the semantic value to a specific syntactic value.

In case of AIPS, we have previously mentioned that this assignment between the syntactic value of a binary word and its meaning (semantic value) is artificially made, by means of convention (a set of rules), either by the processor’s designer, for the instructions codes, or by the programmer, as regards the type of processed data. As for the programmer, it is his duty to find the proper semantic quantitative or qualitative value which will be assigned to a certain word, this assignment being completely indifferent for the current processors which are able to separate only the syntactic values of internal ISS. In other words, due to the universality of the computer applications, the artificial processors cannot assign semantic values by their own to the set of internal syntactic values.

As for NIPS, the problem is totally different. Since it is by far, the most notorious case, we shall talk about the human IPS. Here, “by construction” there is a qualitative differentiation of the information’s input channels, firstly, according to the general properties types (fluxes) which are detected (the so-called sensory organs), and then, according to specific properties to each sensory organ. The separation based on the detected property type is mainly achieved through the internal structure of the sensory cells (therefore, through genetic differentiation), able to receive only a specific flux type, or a specific flux property (such as the direction or the frequency) and then, through the position of these cells, first, against the organ’s internal reference, and second, of the organ against the body’s internal reference. The most relevant aspect is that, in case of NIPS, all the sensory cells of all the sense organs operate simultaneously (in parallel), so as the neuron chains at which they are connected. The reason why they must operate under parallel and synchronic conditions shall be described later on.

Comment 8.8.2: If a comparison would be carried out on a common current AIPS which is able to operate with words of no more than 256 bits (the word being made-up from the number of bits which the processor is able to simultaneously process), then, the human “processor” operates with words counting several hundred of millions elements (elements which have also an internal structure which represents the intensity of the elementary flux received by a single cell). Even in case of the nowadays supercomputers with tens of thousands processors set in parallel, the operations parallelism has as its sole purpose, the rise of the processing speed and not the semantic separation of the information fluxes.

According to the specific terminology used in this paper, we may say that in case of neuronal NIPS, there is an invariant spatial distribution of the elementary input units on RBS of IPS (see the annex X.18), that is a distribution defined against the body’s internal reference system.

This general distribution of the elementary input units into NIPS is divided in classes specialized on a certain type of detected properties (fluxes), classes which will form the specialized sensory organs, therefore, there is a defined distribution (invariant as well) of the received semantic values, distribution which is maintained until the entrance inside the brain. Here, due to the interconnective access between neurons (of the re-circulated fluxes between them), ISS exchanges may occur between the semantic domains (which are disjoint until the entrance inside the brain).

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