9. Bioinformatics, Denotational Mathematics, and Cognitive Informatics

  1. Matthew He1 and
  2. Sergey Petoukhov2

Published Online: 12 OCT 2010

DOI: 10.1002/9780470904640.ch9

Mathematics of Bioinformatics: Theory, Practice, and Applications

Mathematics of Bioinformatics: Theory, Practice, and Applications

How to Cite

He, M. and Petoukhov, S. (2010) Bioinformatics, Denotational Mathematics, and Cognitive Informatics, in Mathematics of Bioinformatics: Theory, Practice, and Applications, John Wiley & Sons, Inc., Hoboken, NJ, USA. doi: 10.1002/9780470904640.ch9

Author Information

  1. 1

    Nova Southeastern University, Fort Lauderdale, Florida, USA

  2. 2

    Russian Academy of Sciences, Moscow, Russia

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 12 OCT 2010
  2. Published Print: 17 DEC 2010

Book Series:

  1. Bioinformatics: Computational Techniques and Engineering

Book Series Editors:

  1. Yi Pan and
  2. Albert Y. Zomaya

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780470404430

Online ISBN: 9780470904640

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Keywords:

  • bioinformatics;
  • cognitive informatics;
  • denotational mathematics

Summary

Cognitive informatics studies cognition and information sciences that investigates the processes of the natural intelligence. This chapter reviews briefly the intersections and connections between these two emerging fields of bioinformatics and cognitive informatics through a systems view of emerging pattern, dissipative structure, and evolving cognition of living systems. A new kind of math - denotational mathematics for cognitive informatics is introduced. The chapter hopes to encourage further exploration of the understanding of the biological basis of cognition, perception, learning, memory, thought, and mind. To understand biology at the system level, we must examine the structure and dynamics of cellular function rather than the characteristics of isolated parts of a cell or organism. Properties of systems, such as robustness, emerge as central issues, and understanding these properties may have an effect on the future of medicine.

Controlled Vocabulary Terms

bioinformatics; cognitive systems; mathematics