Monday, 21 October 2013
A coding function maps a set of objects to a set of symbols: O → S , where S is a set of symbols (tokens); O is a set of objects. A decoding function is the inverse and maps the set of symbols back to the set of objects: S → O. Without loss of generality S can be thought of as a set of configurations of a material system. The set of coding function values is determined by the semantic cargo voluntarily attached by the decision making agent to specific configurations.