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Information theory is a branch of applied mathematics, electrical engineering, and computer science which originated primarily in the work of Claude Shannon and his colleagues in the 1940s. It deals with concepts such as information, entropy, information transmission, data compression, coding, and related topics. Paired with simultaneous developments in cybernetics, and despite the criticism of many, it has been subject to wide-ranging interpretations and applications outside of mathematics and engineering.

This page outlines a bibliographical genealogy of information theory in the United States, France, Soviet Union, and Germany in the 1940s and 1950s, followed by a selected bibliography on its impact across the sciences.
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Information theory is a branch of applied mathematics, electrical engineering, and computer science which originated primarily in the work of Claude Shannon and his colleagues in the 1940s. It deals with concepts such as information, entropy, information transmission, data compression, coding, and related topics. Paired with simultaneous developments in cybernetics, and despite the criticism of many, it has been subject to wide-ranging interpretations and applications outside of mathematics and engineering. This page outlines a bibliographical genealogy of information theory in the United States, France, Soviet Union, and Germany in the 1940s and 1950s, followed by a selected bibliography on its impact across the sciences.
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