Sunday, February 25, 2007

Information Theory by Shannon

Few points discussed in the class of Information theory
  • Information is ambiguity, contraints reduces information
  • Information is the number of alternatives and thir probability of occurences
  • Uncertainity is potential information
  • Uncertainity is extremely important for good communication
  • Whole communication is about managing uncertainity
  • More choices means more uncertainity means more information
  • Measurement of uncertainity is measurement of information
  • Uncertainity has the capacity to hold you during any presentation
  • Information theory defies common sense understanding of the term information
  • Outcome that can be predicted accuratey does not carry information e.g. Air Traffic Control signals for a pilot

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