Information Content

The term information content is used to refer to the meaning of information as opposed to the form or carrier of the information. For example, the meaning that is conveyed in an expression (which may be a proposition) or document, which can be distinguished from the sounds or symbols or codes and carrier that physically form the expression or document. An information content is composed of a propositional content and an illocutionary force. See also Self-information

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Entropy (information Theory) - Aspects - Limitations of Entropy As Information Content
... a number of entropy-related concepts that mathematically quantify information content in some way the self-information of an individual message or symbol taken from a ... The "rate of self-information" can also be defined for a particular sequence of messages or symbols generated by a given stochastic process this will ... Although entropy is often used as a characterization of the information content of a data source, this information content is not absolute it depends ...
Section 230 Of The Communications Decency Act - Case Law - Defamatory Information
... AOL's agreement with the contractor allowing AOL to modify or remove such content did not make AOL the "information content provider" because the content was created by an ... service provider has an active, even aggressive role in making available content prepared by others." Carafano v ... Carafano, claimed the false profile defamed her, but because the content was created by a third party, the website was immune, even though it had provided multiple choice ...
Position-specific Scoring Matrix - Information Content of A PWM
... The information content (IC) of a PWM is sometimes of interest, as it says something about how different a given PWM is from a uniform distribution ... The self-information of observing a particular symbol at a particular position of the motif is The expected (average) self-information of a particular element in the PWM is then Finally, the IC of the PWM is then the ... the GC-content of DNA of thermophilic bacteria range from 65.3 to 70.8, thus a motif of ATAT would contain much more information than a motif of CCGG) ...
Quantifying Classical Physical Information
... An amount of (classical) physical information may be quantified, as in information theory, as follows ... with its description, the amount of information I(S) contained in the system's state can be said to be log(N) ... logarithm is selected for this definition since it has the advantage that this measure of information content is additive when concatenating independent, unrelated subsystems e.g ...
... In information theory, self-information is a measure of the information content associated with the outcome of a random variable ... It is expressed in a unit of information, for example bits, nats, or hartleys, depending on the base of the logarithm used in its calculation ... The term self-information is also sometimes used as a synonym of entropy, i.e ...

Famous quotes containing the words content and/or information:

    Our frigate takes fire,
    The other asks if we demand quarter?
    If our colors are struck and the fighting done?
    Now I laugh content for I hear the voice of my little captain,
    We have not struck, he composedly cries, we have just begun our part of the fighting.
    Walt Whitman (1819–1892)

    On the breasts of a barmaid in Sale
    Were tattooed the prices of ale;
    And on her behind
    For the sake of the blind
    Was the same information in Braille.