Recent Progresses in Characterising Information Inequalities

Terence Chan
2011 Entropy  
In this paper, we present a revision on some of the recent progresses made in characterising and understanding information inequalities, which are the fundamental physical laws in communications and compression. We will begin with the introduction of a geometric framework for information inequalities, followed by the first non-Shannon inequality proved by Zhang et al. in 1998 [1]. The discovery of this non-Shannon inequality is a breakthrough in the area and has led to the subsequent discovery
more » ... f many more non-Shannon inequalities. We will also review the close relations between information inequalities and other research areas such as Kolmogorov complexity, determinantal inequalities, and group-theoretic inequalities. These relations have led to non-traditional techniques in proving information inequalities and at the same time made impacts back on those related areas by the introduction of information-theoretic tools.
doi:10.3390/e13020379 fatcat:whtdciyzqzeb3fn5cf2kj22kfq