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Information and Symmetry

Aleks Jakulin (2004) Information and Symmetry.

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    Before information theory can be applied, we must postulate a particular model of the universe based on probability theory. We journey through the assumptions, advantages and disadvantages of the view. There are three kinds of symmetry or similarity in such a universe: symmetries between probabilities reveal ignorance, symmetries between events reveal indifference, and symmetries between properties reveal information.

    Item Type: Article
    Additional Information: accepted for publication in the special issue on Order, Entropy and Symmetry, in the journal Symmetry, Culture and Science (ISSN 0865-4824)
    Keywords: entropy, symmetry, information, probability
    Language of Content: English
    Institution: University of Ljubljana
    Department: Faculty of Computer and Information Science
    Divisions: Faculty of Computer and Information Science > Artificial Intelligence Laboratory
    Item ID: 156
    Date Deposited: 13 Dec 2004
    Last Modified: 13 Aug 2011 00:32
    URI: http://eprints.fri.uni-lj.si/id/eprint/156

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