2012

Novelty, Information and Surprise

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ISBN: 978-3-642-29074-9 (Print) 978-3-642-29075-6 (Online)

Table of contents (17 chapters)

  1. Front Matter

    Pages i-xxiii

  2. Surprise and Information of Descriptions

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 1-1

    2. No Access

      Book Chapter

      Pages 3-10

      Prerequisites from Logic and Probability Theory

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      Book Chapter

      Pages 11-34

      Improbability and Novelty of Descriptions

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      Book Chapter

      Pages 35-47

      Conditional and Subjective Novelty and Information

  3. Coding and Information Transmission

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 49-49

    2. No Access

      Book Chapter

      Pages 51-62

      On Guessing and Coding

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      Book Chapter

      Pages 63-74

      Information Transmission

  4. Information Rate and Channel Capacity

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 75-75

    2. No Access

      Book Chapter

      Pages 77-88

      Stationary Processes and Their Information Rate

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      Book Chapter

      Pages 89-95

      Channel Capacity

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      Book Chapter

      Pages 97-101

      How to Transmit Information Reliably with Unreliable Elements (Shannon’s Theorem)

  5. Repertoires and Covers

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 103-103

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      Book Chapter

      Pages 105-121

      Repertoires and Descriptions

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      Book Chapter

      Pages 123-139

      Novelty, Information and Surprise of Repertoires

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      Book Chapter

      Pages 141-158

      Conditioning, Mutual Information, and Information Gain

  6. Information, Novelty and Surprise in Science

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 159-159

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      Book Chapter

      Pages 161-188

      Information, Novelty, and Surprise in Brain Theory

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      Book Chapter

      Pages 189-194

      Surprise from Repetitions and Combination of Surprises

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      Book Chapter

      Pages 195-204

      Entropy in Physics

  7. Generalized Information Theory

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 205-205

    2. No Access

      Book Chapter

      Pages 207-215

      Order- and Lattice-Structures

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      Book Chapter

      Pages 217-228

      Three Orderings on Repertoires

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      Book Chapter

      Pages 229-236

      Information Theory on Lattices of Covers

  8. Back Matter

    Pages 237-248