Accession Number : AD0152676

Title :   NOTE ON ESTIMATING INFORMATION

Corporate Author : STANFORD UNIV CA APPLIED MATHEMATICS AND STATISTICS LABS

Personal Author(s) : BLYTH, COLIN R.

Report Date : 24 JAN 1958

Pagination or Media Count : 1

Abstract : Investigation was concerned with an estimation of the Shannon-Wiener measure of information. Low bias estimates are obtained, and their bias and variance. These estimates are extended to the case where the number of possible values of the random variable is not known. The estimates are compared asymptotically with the maximum likelihood estimates. Minimax estimates (squared error loss function) are found for a few very special cases.

Descriptors :   *COMMUNICATION THEORY, MEASURE THEORY, STATISTICAL ANALYSIS.

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE