Information theory

Information theory,

Definition of Information theory:

  1. Basic data communication theory that applies to the technical processes of encoding a signal for transmission, and provides a statistical description of the message produced by the code. It defines information as choice or entropy and treats the meaning of a message (in the human sense) as irrelevant. Proposed together by the US mathematicians Claude Shannon (1916-2001) and Warren Weaver (1894-1978) in 1949, it focuses on how to transmit data most efficiently and economically, and to detect errors in its transmission and reception.

  2. The mathematical study of the coding of information in the form of sequences of symbols, impulses, etc., and of how rapidly such information can be transmitted, e.g., through computer circuits or telecommunications channels.

Synonyms of Information theory

EDP, Automatic electronics, Autonetics, Bionics, Bit, Channel, Circuit analysis, Communication engineering, Communication explosion, Communication technology, Communication theory, Communications, Communications engineer, Communications industry, Communications medium, Communications network, Cybernetics, Data retrieval, Data storage, Decoding, Electrical communication, Electronic communication, Electronic communications, Electronic data processing, Encoding, Entropy, Information explosion, Media, Noise, Radio control, Radiocommunication, Redundancy, Servo engineering, Servomechanics, Signal, Signaling, System engineering, Systems analysis, Systems planning, Telecommunication, Wire communication, Wireless communication

How to use Information theory in a sentence?

  1. With his work on information theory and boolean logic, he created the theoretical underpinnings of both the networks and the devices that make up the Information Age we live in today.

Meaning of Information theory & Information theory Definition