Definition of Information theory

1. Noun. (computer science) a statistical theory dealing with the limits and efficiency of information processing.

Generic synonyms: Scientific Theory
Category relationships: Statistics, Computer Science, Computing

Definition of Information theory

1. Noun. (mathematics) A branch of applied mathematics and engineering involving the quantification of information sent over a communication channel, disregarding the meaning of the sent messages, exemplified by the noisy-channel coding theorem. ¹

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Medical Definition of Information theory

1. An interdisciplinary study dealing with the transmission of messages or signals, or the communication of information. Information theory does not directly deal with meaning or content, but with physical representations that have meaning or content. It overlaps considerably with communication theory and cybernetics. (12 Dec 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Information Theory

information processing
information processing system
information retrieval
information return
information science
information sciences
information security
information services
information space
information storage and retrieval
information superhighway
information symmetry
information system
information systems
information technology
information theory (current term)
information velocity
information warfare
informational RNA

Literary usage of Information theory

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1. Dollars and Sense of Command and Control by Raymond C. Bjorklund (1995)
"They listed the four prevailing schools of thought on characterizing how C2 contributes to mission success: control theory, information theory, fuzzy set ..."

2. Education by Project Innovation (Organization) (1909)
"Information (Theory).—Model drawing, perspective, projection. Thought Stimulation.—Exercises planned to open up fields of thought not reached by other ..."

3. Catalyzing Inquiry at the Interface of Computing and Biology by John C. Wooley, Herbert Lin (2005)
"These include information theory, formulated by Claude Shannon in the mid-20th century for analyzing the performance of noisy communication channels; ..."

4. Basic Research in Information Science And Technology for Air Force Needs by Bmsa, National Research Council (2006)
"Extension of the basic setup of information theory to allow more flexible communications. The primary goal of information theory is to enable reliable ..."

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