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Author Kreinovich, V. ♦ Gang Xiang ♦ Ferson, S.
Source IEEE Xplore Digital Library
Content type Text
Publisher Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, Inc. (IEEE)
File Format PDF
Copyright Year ©2005
Language English
Subject Domain (in DDC) Computer science, information & general works ♦ Special computer methods
Subject Keyword Uncertainty ♦ Probability distribution ♦ Measurement errors ♦ Humans ♦ Biomedical imaging ♦ Earth ♦ Frequency ♦ Distribution functions ♦ Upper bound ♦ Neoplasms
Abstract We explain how the concept of information as average number of "yes"-"no" questions (bits) can be extended to intervals, p-boxes, and more general uncertainty. For each type of information that we are soliciting, there are several ways to acquire this information. For example, if we are interested in measuring the value of a physical quantity x, we may use different types of sensors. No matter how accurate the sensor, the measured value x is, in general, different from the actual value x of the measured quantity.
Description Author affiliation: Pan-American Center for Earth & Environ. Studies, Texas Univ., El Paso, TX, USA (Kreinovich, V.; Gang Xiang)
ISBN 078039187X
Educational Role Student ♦ Teacher
Age Range above 22 year
Educational Use Research ♦ Reading
Education Level UG and PG
Learning Resource Type Article
Publisher Date 2005-06-26
Publisher Place USA
Rights Holder Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, Inc. (IEEE)
Size (in Bytes) 1.63 MB
Page Count 6
Starting Page 80
Ending Page 85


Source: IEEE Xplore Digital Library