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23:05 Mar 11, 2008
English to Chinese translations [PRO]
Tech/Engineering - IT (Information Technology) / entropy
English term or phrase: maximized
Information entropy was originally conceived by Claude Shannon in 1948 to study the amount of information in a transmitted message. If the two states of a digital signal, 0 and 1, have exactly the same probability of appearing in the signal, then our uncertainty about which bit we will receive next is {maximized}—like throwing a single die that has only two sides. On the other hand, if the 1 has a higher probability of appearing, then there is slightly less uncertainty about what the next bit will be. That is, if the next bit has a greater chance of being a 1, entropy is reduced. When the information entropy is low, we are less ignorant of the details of the digital communication signal being transmitted.
原文是不是有误?感觉应当是minimalized。
clearwater
China
Local time: 15:21
Chinese translation:correct
Explanation:
The word should be maximized, because when 1 and 0 have equal chance of occurring next, the probability of receiving the wrong information next is 50%, or the maximum level/point of uncertainty. This is because you have the least amount of certainty about which signal will appear next. However, if either 1 or 0 has an increased probability of appearing next, then the certainty (or your expectation) of getting the wrong information can only decrease. This is not talking about the probability of receiving the signal, but rather the level of certainty about the probability of the next signal.
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Michael Lai
Local time: 17:21
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谢谢!
明白过来了。
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Explanation:
The word should be maximized, because when 1 and 0 have equal chance of occurring next, the probability of receiving the wrong information next is 50%, or the maximum level/point of uncertainty. This is because you have the least amount of certainty about which signal will appear next. However, if either 1 or 0 has an increased probability of appearing next, then the certainty (or your expectation) of getting the wrong information can only decrease. This is not talking about the probability of receiving the signal, but rather the level of certainty about the probability of the next signal.

Michael Lai
Local time: 17:21
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Grading comment
谢谢!
明白过来了。

Peer comments on this answer (and responses from the answerer)
agree  AZ-Loc: agree
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agree  orientalhorizon
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agree  Helen Li
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agree  Danbing HE
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