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A Unified View on Semantic Information and Communication: A Probabilistic Logic Approach
conference contributionposted on 2022-10-19, 05:36 authored by Jinho ChoiJinho Choi, Seng LokeSeng Loke, Jihong ParkJihong Park
This article aims to provide a unified and technical approach to semantic information, communication, and their interplay through the lens of probabilistic logic. To this end, on top of the existing technical communication (TC) layer, we additionally introduce a semantic communication (SC) layer that exchanges logically meaningful clauses in knowledge bases. To make these SC and TC layers interact, we propose various measures based on the entropy of a clause in a knowledge base. These measures allow us to delineate various technical issues on SC such as a message selection problem for improving the knowledge at a receiver. Extending this, we showcase selected examples in which SC and TC layers interact with each other while taking into account constraints on physical channels.