CDN$ 85.52
  • List Price: CDN$ 159.99
  • You Save: CDN$ 74.47 (47%)
Only 1 left in stock (more on the way).
Ships from and sold by
Gift-wrap available.
Uncertainty and Informati... has been added to your Cart
Have one to sell?
Flip to back Flip to front
Listen Playing... Paused   You're listening to a sample of the Audible audio edition.
Learn more
See this image

Uncertainty and Information: Foundations of Generalized Information Theory Hardcover – Nov 25 2005

See all formats and editions Hide other formats and editions
Amazon Price New from Used from
"Please retry"
CDN$ 85.52
CDN$ 85.52 CDN$ 79.02

Unlimited FREE Two-Day Shipping for Six Months When You Join Amazon Student

Product Details

Product Description


"..will establish a better understanding of the complexconcepts…will make significant contributions towardstimulating research in the area of generalized informationtheory." (Computing, October 17, 2006)

"…contains comprehensive and up-to-date coverage…canserve as a graduate-level text and a reference for researchers andpractitioners…" (IEEE Computer Magazine, February2006)

From the Back Cover

Deal with information and uncertainty properly and efficientlyusing tools emerging from generalized information theory

Uncertainty and Information: Foundations of GeneralizedInformation Theory contains comprehensive and up-to-date coverageof results that have emerged from a research program begun by theauthor in the early 1990s under the name "generalized informationtheory" (GIT). This ongoing research program aims to develop aformal mathematical treatment of the interrelated concepts ofuncertainty and information in all their varieties. In GIT, as inclassical information theory, uncertainty (predictive,retrodictive, diagnostic, prescriptive, and the like) is viewed asa manifestation of information deficiency, while information isviewed as anything capable of reducing the uncertainty. A broadconceptual framework for GIT is obtained by expanding theformalized language of classical set theory to include moreexpressive formalized languages based on fuzzy sets of varioustypes, and by expanding classical theory of additive measures toinclude more expressive non-additive measures of various types.

This landmark book examines each of several theories for dealingwith particular types of uncertainty at the following fourlevels:

  • Mathematical formalization of the conceived type ofuncertainty
  • Calculus for manipulating this particular type ofuncertainty
  • Justifiable ways of measuring the amount of uncertainty in anysituation formalizable in the theory
  • Methodological aspects of the theory

With extensive use of examples and illustrations to clarifycomplex material and demonstrate practical applications, generoushistorical and bibliographical notes, end-of-chapter exercises totest readers' newfound knowledge, glossaries, and an Instructor'sManual, this is an excellent graduate-level textbook, as well as anoutstanding reference for researchers and practitioners who dealwith the various problems involving uncertainty andinformation.

Inside This Book (Learn More)
First Sentence
It is easy to recognize that uncertainty plays an important role in human affairs. Read the first page
Explore More
Browse Sample Pages
Front Cover | Copyright | Table of Contents | Excerpt | Index | Back Cover
Search inside this book:

Customer Reviews

There are no customer reviews yet.
5 star
4 star
3 star
2 star
1 star