Lautum information

Daniel P. Palomar, Sergio Verdú

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

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A popular way to measure the degree of dependence between two random variables is with mutual information, defined as the divergence between the joint and product-of-marginal distributions. We introduce an alternative measure of dependence we refer to as lautum information: the divergence between the product-of-marginal and joint distributions. Some operational characterizations and properties are provided for this alternative measure of information.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publication2006 IEEE Information Theory Workshop, ITW 2006
Number of pages5
StatePublished - 2006
Event2006 IEEE Information Theory Workshop, ITW 2006 - Punta del Este, Uruguay
Duration: Mar 13 2006Mar 17 2006

Publication series

Name2006 IEEE Information Theory Workshop, ITW 2006


Other2006 IEEE Information Theory Workshop, ITW 2006
CityPunta del Este

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • General Engineering


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