information theory(redirected from Shannon information theory)
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The theory of the probability of transmission of messages with specified accuracy when the bits of information constituting the messages are subject, with certain probabilities, to transmission failure, distortion, and accidental additions.
(Mathematics) a collection of mathematical theories, based on statistics, concerned with methods of coding, transmitting, storing, retrieving, and decoding information
the mathematical theory concerned with the content, transmission, storage, and retrieval of information, usu. in the form of messages or data.
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|Noun||1.||information theory - (computer science) a statistical theory dealing with the limits and efficiency of information processing|
scientific theory - a theory that explains scientific observations; "scientific theories must be falsifiable"
statistics - a branch of applied mathematics concerned with the collection and interpretation of quantitative data and the use of probability theory to estimate population parameters