Entropy and the Average Surprise

Contributor(s): Publisher number: 1198240 | KanopyPublisher: The Great Courses, 2015Publisher: [San Francisco, California, USA] : Kanopy Streaming, 2016Description: 1 online resource (streaming video file) (32 minutes): digital, .flv file, soundContent type:
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Subject(s): Genre/Form: Online resources: Summary: Intuition says we measure information by looking at the length of a message. But Shannon's information theory starts with something more fundamental: how surprising is the message? Through illuminating examples, discover that entropy provides a measure of the average surprise..
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Intuition says we measure information by looking at the length of a message. But Shannon's information theory starts with something more fundamental: how surprising is the message? Through illuminating examples, discover that entropy provides a measure of the average surprise..

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