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What is Shannon information?

Lombardi, Olimpia and Holik, Federico and Vanni, Leonardo (2014) What is Shannon information? [Preprint]

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Despite of its formal precision and its great many applications, Shannon’s theory still offers an active terrain of debate when the interpretation of its main concepts is the task at issue. In this article we try to analyze certain points that still remain obscure or matter of discussion, and whose elucidation contribute to the assessment of the different interpretative proposals about the concept of information. In particular, we argue for a pluralist position, according to which the different views about information are no longer rival, but different interpretations of a single formal concept.

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Item Type: Preprint
Keywords: Shannon theory, information, abstract noun, averages, bit, coding, theoretical neutrality, interpretations of the concept of information
Subjects: Specific Sciences > Computation/Information > Classical
Specific Sciences > Physics
Depositing User: Prof. Olimpia Lombardi
Date Deposited: 29 Jul 2014 16:11
Last Modified: 29 Jul 2014 16:11
Item ID: 10911
Subjects: Specific Sciences > Computation/Information > Classical
Specific Sciences > Physics
Date: 28 July 2014

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