# Maximum entropy

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Maximum entropy

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• Maximum entropy spectral analysis — (MaxEnt spectral analysis) is a method of improving spectral quality based on the principle of maximum entropy. It is simply the application of maximum entropy modeling to any type of spectrum and is used in all fields where data is presented in… …   Wikipedia

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• Maximum entropy thermodynamics — In physics, maximum entropy thermodynamics (colloquially, MaxEnt thermodynamics) views equilibrium thermodynamics and statistical mechanics as inference processes. More specifically, MaxEnt applies inference techniques rooted in Shannon… …   Wikipedia

• Maximum-entropy Markov model — MEMM redirects here. For the German Nordic combined skier, see Silvio Memm. In machine learning, a maximum entropy Markov model (MEMM), or conditional Markov model (CMM), is a graphical model for sequence labeling that combines features of hidden …   Wikipedia

• Maximum entropy spectral estimation — The maximum entropy method applied to spectral density estimation. The overall idea is that the maximum entropy rate stochastic process that satisfies the given constant autocorrelation and variance constraints, is a linear Gauss Markov process… …   Wikipedia

• Principle of maximum entropy — This article is about the probability theoretic principle. For the classifier in machine learning, see maximum entropy classifier. For other uses, see maximum entropy (disambiguation). Bayesian statistics Theory Bayesian probability Probability… …   Wikipedia

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• entropy — entropic /en troh pik, trop ik/, adj. entropically, adv. /en treuh pee/, n. 1. Thermodynam. a. (on a macroscopic scale) a function of thermodynamic variables, as temperature, pressure, or composition, that is a measure of the energy that is not… …   Universalium

• Entropy (classical thermodynamics) — In thermodynamics, entropy is a measure of how close a thermodynamic system is to equilibrium. A thermodynamic system is any physical object or region of space that can be described by its thermodynamic quantities such as temperature, pressure,… …   Wikipedia

• Entropy (information theory) — In information theory, entropy is a measure of the uncertainty associated with a random variable. The term by itself in this context usually refers to the Shannon entropy, which quantifies, in the sense of an expected value, the information… …   Wikipedia