# information theory

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishinformation theoryinforˈmation ˌtheory noun [uncountable] technical HMthe mathematical principles related to sending and storing information

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information theory• It is an attempt, perhaps a rather naive attempt, to apply information theory to decoration.• This attitude changed by the 1950s and was emphasized by the development of cybernetics, information theory and operations research.• Boltzmann machines and other similar devices have foundations in information theory.• This, in general terms, is what is meant by isomorphism in information theory.• This paper put information theory on the map, establishing terminology and a framework that are still used today.• Undoubtedly, information theory has its uses in molecular biology, in particular by giving insights into the way genes code for proteins.
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