Journal of Statistical Physics

, Volume 14, Issue 3, pp 263–270 | Cite as

On measures of information and inaccuracy

  • Inder Jeet Taneja


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 theory branching property relative-information measure inaccuracy measure statistics 


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© Plenum Publishing Corporation 1976

Authors and Affiliations

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

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