Symbols, Codes, and Information

Shannon’s Theory of Information Information is Not Meaning.  It Symbolizes Meaning. What does it mean to have a theory of information? How can information be studied, categorized or quantified? How can we measure the information in a Shakespeare play or a sad message you receive about the death of a close friend? The answer starts with realizing that information is not the same as meaning. Where meaning is something experienced by a sender or receiver of information, information itself is

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