Journal of Computer and Communications

Volume 6, Issue 3 (March 2018)

ISSN Print: 2327-5219   ISSN Online: 2327-5227

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A Semiotic Analysis of Programming Languages

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DOI: 10.4236/jcc.2018.63007    909 Downloads   1,657 Views  Citations


The paper presents an analysis of computer programming languages based on the semiotics of Charles S. Peirce. The author describes how such languages could evolve in order to achieve some of the expressive characteristics of natural languages. This description evinces otherwise unnoticed differences between natural languages and programming languages, showing that Peircean semiotics is an efficient analysis tool. This suggests further research on the technical features needed to implement an easier way to program computers.

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Gazoni, R. (2018) A Semiotic Analysis of Programming Languages. Journal of Computer and Communications, 6, 91-101. doi: 10.4236/jcc.2018.63007.

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