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selective information


  • WordNet 3.6
    • n selective information (communication theory) a numerical measure of the uncertainty of an outcome "the signal contained thousands of bits of information"
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  • Ralph Waldo Emerson
    “We are as much informed of a writer's genius by what he selects as by what he originates.”


In literature:

From these she mentally selected such information as, to her employers across the Aisne, would be of vital interest.
"The Lost Road" by Richard Harding Davis
Perhaps it is more important to select the guests wisely at a small informal dinner than it is at a formal one.
"Book of Etiquette, Volume 2" by Lillian Eichler Watson
But this inquiry, sir, will produce no great information, if those, whose conduct is examined, are allowed to select the evidence.
"The Works of Samuel Johnson, Vol. 10." by Samuel Johnson
In making this selection I exercised my best judgment, regarding the official reports as the authentic source of information.
"A Compilation of the Messages and Papers of the Presidents: Polk" by Compiled by James D. Richardson
There was much rejoicing over these select passengers, and very much interesting information was elicited from them.
"The Underground Railroad" by William Still
The Pontiff of Positivism informs us what problem, in his opinion, should be selected before all others for this united pursuit.
"August Comte and Positivism" by John-Stuart Mill
Shall I return to Louis and inform him that you refuse to trust those he selects to bear his orders?
"The Lighted Match" by Charles Neville Buck
Select those about which you can get the fullest information.
"Practical English Composition: Book II." by Edwin L. Miller
I'll inform you as soon as possible of the name of the man I select to fill your legal shoes in this matter.
"The Brand of Silence" by Harrington Strong
So be it, but for the selection of a young judge or a young and untried officer what special source of information has the people?
"The Cult of Incompetence" by Emile Faguet
Material which has been selected with regard to the principle of unity is all informed with one idea.
"English: Composition and Literature" by W. F. (William Franklin) Webster
The messengers, bowing before the plowman, informed him that he had been selected as King of Spain.
"A Short History of Spain" by Mary Platt Parmele
In-out class commands instruct TC to the type of information transfer and select the tape unit.
"Preliminary Specifications: Programmed Data Processor Model Three (PDP-3)" by Digital Equipment Corporation
One of the early developments at the information desk will be carefully-selected lists of books for boys and girls.
"The Library and Society" by Various
Maertz made nearly all inquiries, and never erred in selecting an informant.
"The Day of Wrath" by Louis Tracy
Believing my information to be reliable, I felt reassured, and then the men were selected.
"The Spy of the Rebellion" by Allan Pinkerton
He had his free choice, but was informed that when once he had selected it he must adhere to it.
"Bevis" by Richard Jefferies
If so, select what most swiftly yet clearly gives the needed information.
"Dramatic Technique" by George Pierce Baker
But I have been lately informed this variety is in Sussex selected, as the best, for Portsmouth Dockyard!
"Notes and Queries, Vol. V, Number 115, January 10, 1852" by Various

In news:

The bro_chure is designed to allow users quick access to product selection and technical information.
They plan to use these comments, along with information collected in the draft EIS to select a "preferred alternative" this fall.
District Judge James Robart said he wants the settlement modified to give him a greater role in the selection of a court-appointed monitor and more information on how the agreement is working as it progresses.
Although today's projects have shorter timelines and can benefit from a plethora of information available on the Internet, the fundamentals of site selection remain unchanged.
Biomarkers—the essential fuel for personalized medicine—play an ever-growing role in drug discovery, clinical development, and, at least for cancer, in the clinic where genomic profiling of individual tumors often informs therapy selection.
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Often quickly installed in your computer in combination with a free download you selected from the Web, spyware transmits information in the background as you move around the Web.

In science:

The SHG will also need information about the subprocess cross section and/or maximum event weight to select which process is generated next and for acceptance-rejection.
Generic User Process Interface for Event Generators
The information about the spin operators of the second selection is again stored in a classical memory.
Quantum error correction of coherent errors by randomization
The capacity expression (4.2) was also derived for the AVC problem of Csisz´ar and Narayan, albeit with different assumptions (pe = 0, i.e., degenerate side information, and channel state θ selected independently of X, see Appendix A).
Capacity and Random-Coding Exponents for Channel Coding with Side Information
Finally it should be noted that this is only one possible way to encode information about a network in its topology; other distributed algorithms may benefit from using graph state to bias node selection.
Balanced Overlay Networks (BON): Decentralized Load Balancing via Self-Organized Random Networks
In networks with one-input nodes, the total probability of selecting an information-conserving rule is r ≡ rC + rI .
Random maps and attractors in random Boolean networks
The simulation of the HLT selection at low luminosity is made by discarding pixel information in these layers.
The CMS High Level Trigger
They all describe the same data. A selection can only be based on either prior information or a prejudice —this is where an “ansatz” b ecomes relevant.
The maximum entropy ansatz in the absence of a time arrow: fractional pole models
As the user goes through the Find Wizard to recall information, she may narrow down the information space over which she browses by selecting from different options.
Human Information Processing with the Personal Memex
The sign may be selected to view this information.
Human Information Processing with the Personal Memex
Prawn supports varied neighbors selection criteria relying on crosslayer information.
Rapid Prototyping over IEEE 802.11
I have described several information criteria that can be used for astrophysical model selection, representing the rival strands of information theory and Bayesian inference.
Information criteria for astrophysical model selection
Table ?? reports information about the main characteristics of the selected galaxies, along with some technical details.
Star formation in isolated AMIGA galaxies: dynamical influence of bars
In pattern recognition, interaction is very informative for feature selection (see an application of interaction in this topic in ).
Derivative of functions over lattices as a basis for the notion of interaction between attributes
In order to obtain information about clusters in a typical formula with N variables and M clauses, we count the number of solutions in A = 999 such random formulas and select the median instance in terms of number of solutions on which we then count the number of clusters S .
Exhaustive enumeration unveils clustering and freezing in random 3-SAT
We also account for spatial incompleteness which can result from the way in which optical catalogues are used to inform candidate selection.
Fifteen new T dwarfs discovered in the UKIDSS Large Area Survey