Information Decomposition of Target Effects from Multi-Source Interactions by Joseph LizierInformation Decomposition of Target Effects from Multi-Source Interactions by Joseph Lizier

Information Decomposition of Target Effects from Multi-Source Interactions

Guest editorJoseph Lizier, Nils Bertschinger, Juergen Jost

Paperback | August 14, 2018

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Using Shannon information theory to analyse the contributions from two source variables to a target, for example, we can measure the information held by one source about the target, the information held by the other source about the target, and the information held by those sources together about the target. Intuitively, however, there is strong desire to measure further notions of how this directed information interaction may be decomposed, e.g., how much information the two source variables hold redundantly about the target, how much each source variable holds uniquely, and how much information can only be discerned by synergistically examining the two sources together.

The absence of measures for such decompositions into redundant, unique and synergistic information is arguably the most fundamental missing piece in classical information theory. Triggered by the formulation of the Partial Information Decomposition framework by Williams and Beer in 2010, the past few years have witnessed a concentration of work by the community in proposing, contrasting, and investigating new measures to capture these notions of information decomposition.

This Special Issue seeks to bring together these efforts, to capture a snapshot of the current research, as well as to provide impetus for and focused scrutiny on newer work, present progress to the wider community and attract further research. Our contributions present: several new approaches for measures of such decompotions; commentary on properties, interpretations and limitations of such approaches; and applications to empirical data (in particular to neural data).

Title:Information Decomposition of Target Effects from Multi-Source InteractionsFormat:PaperbackProduct dimensions:336 pages, 9.61 × 6.69 × 0.91 inShipping dimensions:9.61 × 6.69 × 0.91 inPublished:August 14, 2018Publisher:MDPI AGLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:3038970158

ISBN - 13:9783038970156