Encyclopedia of Machine Learning

2010 Edition
| Editors: Claude Sammut, Geoffrey I. Webb

Shannon's Information

Reference work entry
DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-0-387-30164-8_758

If a message announces an event E1 of probability P(E1) its information content is -log2P(E1). This is also its length in bits.

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