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Re: [ontolog-forum] randomness and information

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From: Pat Hayes <phayes@xxxxxxx>
Date: Wed, 13 Feb 2008 00:32:05 -0600
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At 9:46 AM +0800 2/13/08, Rob Freeman wrote:
>On Feb 13, 2008 5:19 AM, Pat Hayes <phayes@xxxxxxx> wrote:
>>  But OK, let me accede to my own strictures. You are right, any variable
>>  which incorporates a degree of chance may be called 'random'; and Sean is
>>  right that a sampling of such values may well provide statistical
>>  information about likelihoods. Nevertheless, my original point still holds.
>>  When we are talking about what is usually called a 'random sequence' of
>>  numbers or bits, as spoken of in Kolmogoroff theory, what makes such a
>>  sequence have maximal information density is that there is no way to compute
>>  any one of its values from all the others.
>I think that's right Pat. But, with respect to you all, I'm not
>talking about extracting information about the next bit.    (01)

I have no idea what you are talking about. I was referring to 
Kolmogoroff theory.    (02)

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