Quantitative Semiotic Analysis

  • Dario Compagno

Part of the Lecture Notes in Morphogenesis book series (LECTMORPH)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-ix
  2. Dario Compagno
    Pages 1-29
  3. Beyond Immanence—Mathematical and Experimental Research

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 31-31
    2. Alessandro Sarti, Davide Barbieri
      Pages 55-74
  4. Within Immanence—Instrumented Analysis of Texts and Corpora

About this book


This contributed volume gives access to semiotic researches adopting a quantitative stance. European semiotics is traditionally based on immanent methodologies: meaning is seen as an autonomous dimension of human existence, whose laws can be investigated via purely qualitative analytical and reflexive analysis. Today, researches crossing disciplinary boundaries reveal the limitations of such an homogeneous practice. In particular, two families of quantitative research strategies can be identified. On the one hand, researchers wish to naturalize meaning, by making semiotic results interact with those coming from Neurophysiological and psychological sciences. On the other hand, statistical and computational tools are adopted to work on linguistic and multimedia corpora. The book acts to put the two approaches into dialogue.


Computer assisted interpretation of corpora Categorisation in Réné Thom's morphology Visualization and analysis of image corpora Meaning in neuroscientific modeling Empirical data in semiotics

Editors and affiliations

  • Dario Compagno
    • 1
  1. 1.CREMUniversity of LorraineMetzFrance

Bibliographic information

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  • Copyright Information Springer International Publishing AG 2018
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Social Sciences Social Sciences (R0)
  • Print ISBN 978-3-319-61592-9
  • Online ISBN 978-3-319-61593-6
  • Series Print ISSN 2195-1934
  • Series Online ISSN 2195-1942
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