A Hermeneutic Approach to the Process of Information Realizing in the Context of IS

Sufen Wang, Junkang Feng, Chunmei Lin

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Abstract

Existing studies about information in the fields of information systems (IS) seem inadequate and lacking of sufficient depth. We draw on ideas of philosophy and believe that only through exploring the relationship among information, data and meaning from the viewpoint of “which information qua information ‘can be said’”, can the essence of information be engaged with. It seems that the most vital point for furthering theoretical studies is that new meaning is created through specific activities and behaviour of interpretation. We draw on Heidegger and Ricoeur’s interpretivism and systematically analyze the process of meaning attainment in the realizing process of information, and propose a semi-structured model for such a process. We also show how this approach may facilitate the identification of information requirements for information systems development.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)94-102
JournalWSEAS Transactions on Business and Economics
Volume5
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - 2008

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