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An information society is a society where the creation, distribution, use, integration and manipulation of information is a significant economic, political, and cultural activity. The aim of the information society is to gain competitive advantage internationally, through using information technology (IT) in a creative and productive way. The knowledge economy is its economic counterpart, whereby wealth is created through the economic exploitation of understanding. People who have the means to partake in this form of society are sometimes called digital citizens. This is one of many dozen labels that have been identified to suggest that humans are entering a new phase of society. The markers of this rapid change may be technological, economic, occupational, spatial, cultural, or some combination of all of these. Information society is seen as the successor to industrial society. Closely related concepts are the post-industrial society (Daniel Bell), post-fordism, post-modern society, knowledge society, telematic society, Information Revolution, liquid modernity, and network society (Manuel Castells). (Excerpt from Wikipedia article: Information society)

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  • Number of articles referring to 'information society': 74 (4.3% of published articles)
  • Total references to 'information society' across all Ariadne articles: 137
  • Average number of references to 'information society' per Ariadne article: 1.85
  • Earliest Ariadne article referring to 'information society': 1996-01
  • Trending factor of 'information society': 59.4 (see FAQs on monitoring of trends)

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Top authors

Ariadne contributors most frequently referring to 'information society':

  1. stuart hannabuss (see articles on this topic by this author)
  2. chris batt (see articles on this topic by this author)
  3. muhammad rafiq (see articles on this topic by this author)
  4. lorcan dempsey (see articles on this topic by this author)
  5. gabriella szabo (see articles on this topic by this author)

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Towards Interoperabilty of European Language Resources

Sophia Ananiadou and colleagues describe an ambitious new initiative to accelerate Europe-wide language technology research, helped by their work on promoting interoperability of language resources.

July 2011, issue67, feature article

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