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Yermak V.D.
Parameters of information processing by model functions
dimensions of the functions

Socionics, system, psyche, model, structure, element of the system, information, parameters, dimensions of the functions, parameters of experience, parameters of norms, parameters of situation, parametric time

Information processing in up-to-date informatics is usually characterized by these or other parameters [1]. Quantitative parameters traditionally for the theory of information characterize the quantity of information. In real applications barely quantitative characteristics of information are insufficient, so up-to-date theory also uses qualitative parameters of information – both generalized (value, complexity, authenticity, etc.) and concrete (situational, normative, temporary, etc.). The number of parameters required and sufficient for information processing, which depends on the purposes of the processing and, consequently, on functional orientation (purpose) of the processor is called «dimension» and is usually characterized by a number of co-ordinates forming a sort of conditional «space» in which this processor functions [2].

Systemic research of the interaction between psyche and surrounding world (which is actually the aim pursued by socionics when modeling human psyche) shows that to ensure the functioning of the psyche as an element of the «man – surrounding world» system it is necessary and sufficient that the processors modeling psyche functions should process the flow of arriving information according to four parameters: