To facilitate discussion, we are publishing the abstracts of the 24 papers from the Cornell Conference on the Origin of Biological Information here at Uncommon Descent, with cumulative links to previous papers at the bottom of each page.
Here’s a definition of information offered by Werner Gitt, Robert Compton and Jorge Fernandez, Universal Information as asubset of Biological Information:
The Definition of Universal Information
All four attributes described above are necessary to unambiguously distinguish this subset (category) of information. Due to this, the formal definition of Universal Information (UI) stated below incorporates all four of these distinguishing attributes.
A symbolically encoded, abstractly represented message conveying the expected action and the intended purpose.
Now we can appraise the three previously discussed working definitions of information in light of the attributes of Universal Information. More.
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Note: All conference papers here.
See also: Origin of Biological Information conference: Its goals
Open Mike: Origin of Biological Information conference: Origin of life studies flatlined
Open Mike: Cornell OBI Conference— Can you answer these conundrums about information?
Open Mike: Cornell OBI Conference—Is a new definition of information needed for biology?