fundamental unit of information


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May1-10, 05:47 AM
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Is there such a concept in information theory?

I.e. Something as complex as language can be reduced to 1's and 0's. Is binary the fundamental unit of information?
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May1-10, 01:33 PM
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Not really. Although a bit is the smallest amount of information that can be represented, it is clearly possible for a system to represent an amount of information that is greater than 1 bit but smaller than 2 bits.


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