Shannon’s Mathematical Theory of Communication
Three conceptual levels of communication:
- Syntactic level: Rules for building up sentences (grammar).
A technical problem: how accurately can the symbols used in communication be transmitted ?
- Semantic level: The meaning of sign in relation to the represented object, actions.
A representation problem: how actuarially do the transmitted signs represent the intended message ?
- Pragmatic level: How the senders and the receivers evaluate and understanding the meaning, psychological impact, and action consequences.
A efficiency problem: how efficiently does the received message influence the behaviour of the receiver.