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Computational Semiotics Group

This is the oficial site of the Computational Semiotic Group at the Department of Computer Engineering and Industrial Automation (DCA), Faculty of Electrical and Computer Engineering (FEEC), State University of Campinas (UNICAMP).

What is Computational Semiotics ?

Computational Semiotics refers to the attempt of synthesizing a semiosis cycle within a digital computer. Among other things, this is done aiming for the construction of autonomous intelligent systems able to perform intelligent behavior, what includes perception, world modeling, value judgement and behavior generation. We claim that most part of intelligent behavior in an intelligent autonomous being is due to the semiotic processing happening inside this being. In this sense, an intelligent system should be understood as a semiotic system and studied like that. Mathematically modeling such semiotic systems is being currently the target for a group of researchers studying the interactions encountered between semiotics and intelligent systems.

What is the Computational Semiotics Group ?

The Computational Semiotics Group is a group of students and researchers within the DCA-FEEC-UNICAMP that was created with the aim of studying the inter-relationship between semiotics and intelligent systems in order to construct the foundations of a future "Theory of Intelligent Systems". This is a multi-disciplinary task, involving scientific incursions both on semiotics and intelligent systems. The group was founded in July, 1998, but some of its components were studying semiotics and intelligent systems since 1995. Since then, our group is in contact with other researchers around the world, in order to promote the development of computational semiotics as an integrated field of research. Despite most of its participants are related to the DCA-FEEC-UNICAMP, other people interested in the field is encouraged to contact us and join the group.

Contact Information

Postal address
Prof. Ricardo Ribeiro Gudwin
Caixa Postal 6101
13.083-970 - Campinas - SP
Electronic mail
Group Address: semiotics@dca.fee.unicamp.br
Head of the Group: Prof. Ricardo Ribeiro Gudwin -

Projects Support: asrgomes@dca.fee.unicamp.br / jasg@dca.fee.unicamp.br

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