The general project's "OBJECTIVE is to elucidate the information notions in a interdisciplinary manner, trying to define maximally general notions without neglecting any particular interests or objectives sheltered by any point of view, and moreover, distinguishing different analytical levels: concepts, metaphors, theories, consequences and applications" (Memorandum §1). Our search is also engaged in the functionality and scientific fruitfulness of the clarified notions.
This general objective unfolds in the following more concrete purposes:
- Search for a maximally general and useful notion, or by default a minimal quantity of irreducible concepts.
- Complement the general notions to prove their applicability in particular fields or disciplines.
- Explain and classify all clarified notions.
- Evaluate to what extent the actual scientific and social interests are reflected by the clarified notions.
- Elaborate a common transversal terminology conceived as crossing different points of view (information glossary).
- Use the elucidated notions to eventually restate related problems: knowledge, communication, information society and pluralism.
- Propose useful models of quantification of information alternative to the standard.
- Dissemination of the obtained results and developments, including: a) clarified notions; b) future research projects; c) interdisciplinary communication channels; d) pedagogical, scientific and divulgative dissemination.