Journal of Statistical Physics

, Volume 14, Issue 3, pp 263–270

On measures of information and inaccuracy

  • Inder Jeet Taneja

DOI: 10.1007/BF01023628

Cite this article as:
Jeet Taneja, I. J Stat Phys (1976) 14: 263. doi:10.1007/BF01023628


The Kullback relative-information measure and Kerridge's inaccuracy measure and their generalized forms are consequences of different forms of the branching property that these measures are required to satisfy. We consider a seemingly more generalized form and show that it does not lead to new measures. We also form a functional equation in two variables through this generalized branching property and show that this leads to the same result.

Key words

Information theorybranching propertyrelative-information measureinaccuracy measurestatistics

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© Plenum Publishing Corporation 1976

Authors and Affiliations

  • Inder Jeet Taneja
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of MathematicsUniversity of DelhiDelhiIndia