A New Methodology to Disambiguate Privacy
D. Alhalafi
De Montfort University, Software Technology Research Laboratory, Leicester, UK
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This paper addresses the pragmatic and semantic meaning of the term privacy by establishing a new method methodology of proceeding pragmatic, semantic and conceptual or combinations instances of privacy in relation to technology. The analysis of construct definition based on information published in the literature, for example Dictionaries are investigated under various conditions, for example semiotics. The new hybrid-privacy method is lexica-technical that investigates chronological definition of terms in relation to technology in distributed systems (DS); The method also looks at the impact of technological advancement on a particular innovation, polythematic or progress in pragmatic, semantic and conceptual characteristics of perception of privacy. The method's use is verified in an analysis of the unique meanings that underlie the term's usage both as a single word and in combination such as privacy law, privacy attack, privacy breach, and so forth. Literal (denotative) definitions and metaphoric (connotative) associations are examined to explain the use of privacy to refer to a physical entity and/or a mental representation, conceptual and perception. The method is also tentatively grounded in the disciplines of philology, cognition, information technology, and the philosophy of science. The lexica-technical analysis method is applied to the meanings of privacy starting with its original usage in the twenty first century and culminating with the definitions used by authors, IT developers and peoples in this paper. Finally, the paper aims at proposing a pragmatic, semantic and conceptual framework for measuring privacy. In this, technically introducing an extra button on the keyboard to indicate; Whatever typed next is private to establish new link between cognition and neuron-computation systems.

DOI: 10.12693/APhysPolA.128.B-319
PACS numbers: 01.50.hv, 89.20.Ff