Accession Number:

AD0617326

Title:

INFORMATION AMOUNT AS A MEASURE CORRECTING ONE'S PRIOR PROBABILITY.

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Working paper,

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CALIFORNIA UNIV LOS ANGELES WESTERN MANAGEMENT SCIENCE INST

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Report Date:

1965-04-01

Pagination or Media Count:

55.0

Abstract:

Several kinds of definition of information amount or information value have been proposed by several authors. The author attempts to define information amount as a measure of correcting ones prior probability distribution on the state space. By combining two informations concerning the same decision partition, it is shown that the combined information has a greater information amount than the separate ones. When two different types of informations - in the sense they are concerned with different decision sub-partitions of the ultimate decision partition - it is shown how they should be aggregated to obtain a more informative information concerning the ultimate decision partition. Author

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APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE