By Klaus Krippendorff
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The reliance on the very distribution of observational data from which such functions could have been estimated avoids the bias inherent in mathematical simplicity. Second, the use of variance terms, ey in our example, assumes that deviations from the ideal conform to a standard statistical distribution, the normal distribution for example. Such an assumption is not only unnecessarily restrictive but also violates the qualitative nature of our data. Third, the coefficients rxy of structural equations, and many familiar mathematical operations (including those represented by the arrows of path diagrams), are all binary and relate pairs of variables only.
They do not need to be the sameas in translations or in sound recordingsas long as they are not irrecoverably mixed. In a perfect channel of communication, encoding and decoding are inverses of each other. Imperfect channels entail two kinds of errors: noise and equivocation. Noise and Equivocation Noise occurs when a sender cannot be certain about how the message is received. In Figure 10 this is indicated by branching arrows or by two Figure 9 Page 21 Figure 10 or more entries per row. The term is borrowed from acoustical experiences in telephone communication that make hearing difficult and is generalized here to refer to all unexplainable variation, including the static on a TV screen and incomprehensible rhetoric.
It turns out that all diagonal cells are positive as well. The signs of the weighted log-likelihood ratio indicate whether observations are above (plus) or below (minus) expectations. 054 bits as before. Again, regardless of how the amount of information is computed, the resulting quantity expresses the above comparisons implicitly. Figure 15 Page 28 Redundancy One of Shannon's most celebrated contributions is the proof that noise that detracts from the amount of information otherwise transmittable can be counteracted up to an arbitrarily small error either by additional correction channels of a capacity equal to or exceeding the amount of noise entering the communications or by coding an equivalent amount of redundancy into the channel.