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Generalized information theory

George J. Klir (Binghamton University, Binghamton, New York, USA)
David Harmanec (Binghamton University, Binghamton, New York, USA)

Kybernetes

ISSN: 0368-492X

Article publication date: 1 October 1996

Abstract

Provides an overview of major developments pertaining to generalized information theory during the lifetime of Kybernetes. Generalized information theory is viewed as a collection of concepts, theorems, principles, and methods for dealing with problems involving uncertainty‐based information that are beyond the narrow scope of classical information theory. Introduces well‐justified measures of uncertainty in fuzzy set theory, possibility theory, and Dempster‐Shafer theory. Shows how these measures are connected with the classical Hartley measure and Shannon entropy. Discusses basic issues regarding some principles of generalized uncertainty‐based information.

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Citation

Klir, G.J. and Harmanec, D. (1996), "Generalized information theory", Kybernetes, Vol. 25 No. 7/8, pp. 50-67. https://doi.org/10.1108/03684929610149657

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MCB UP Ltd

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