Studies in Fuzziness and Soft Computing

Uncertainty-Based Information

Elements of Generalized Information Theory

Authors: Klir, George, Wierman, Mark

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Information is precious. It reduces our uncertainty in making decisions. Knowledge about the outcome of an uncertain event gives the possessor an advantage. It changes the course of lives, nations, and history itself. Information is the food of Maxwell's demon. His power comes from know­ ing which particles are hot and which particles are cold. His existence was paradoxical to classical physics and only the realization that information too was a source of power led to his taming. Information has recently become a commodity, traded and sold like or­ ange juice or hog bellies. Colleges give degrees in information science and information management. Technology of the computer age has provided access to information in overwhelming quantity. Information has become something worth studying in its own right. The purpose of this volume is to introduce key developments and results in the area of generalized information theory, a theory that deals with uncertainty-based information within mathematical frameworks that are broader than classical set theory and probability theory. The volume is organized as follows.

Table of contents (5 chapters)

  • Introduction

    Klir, Professor George J. (et al.)

    Pages 1-6

  • Uncertainty Formalizations

    Klir, Professor George J. (et al.)

    Pages 7-41

  • Uncertainty Measures

    Klir, Professor George J. (et al.)

    Pages 43-106

  • Principles of Uncertainty

    Klir, Professor George J. (et al.)

    Pages 107-133

  • Conclusions

    Klir, Professor George J. (et al.)

    Pages 135-140

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Uncertainty-Based Information
Book Subtitle
Elements of Generalized Information Theory
Authors
Series Title
Studies in Fuzziness and Soft Computing
Series Volume
15
Copyright
1999
Publisher
Physica-Verlag Heidelberg
Copyright Holder
Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
eBook ISBN
978-3-7908-1869-7
DOI
10.1007/978-3-7908-1869-7
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-7908-1242-8
Softcover ISBN
978-3-7908-2464-3
Series ISSN
1434-9922
Edition Number
2
Number of Pages
XVI, 168
Topics