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Perspectivas em Ciência da Informação

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BARROS, Camila Monteiro de  and  CAFE, Lígia Maria Arruda. Semiotics studies in the Information Science: interdisciplinarities reports. Perspect. ciênc. inf. [online]. 2012, vol.17, n.3, pp.18-33. ISSN 1981-5344.

Semiotics and Information Science (IS) present interdisciplinary studies since the first explores the process of signification with specific property and the second has, in the meaning process, an important aspect that impacts the dimension and treatment of its study object. The purpose of this article is to investigate the interdisciplinarity between Semiotics and IS through the mapping of the subjects, of both sciences, which are put in convergence. The research is characterized as bibliographic as the survey was made in Brazilian periodicals of IS field, quails A2-B2, between 2000 and 2011. 15 documents were retrieved and the results show that more than 60% of the articles discuss the Peirce’s trichotomy of sign theory and almost all articles discuss the notion of ad infinitum signification. In the context of IS, 60% of the articles discuss the organization and representation of knowledge and information. We conclude that the most productive study context of the Semiotics in the IS would be the one related to knowledge organization and representation and also information organization.

Keywords : Semiotics; Information Science.

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