On a characterization of the Shannon entropy. (English) Zbl 0752.94007

It is studied a new characterization of the Shannon entropy using less restrictive assumptions on symmetry than extreme symmetry and block symmetry of M. M. Kaur and P. Nath [Inf. Control 53, 9-20 (1982; Zbl 0511.94012)].
Reviewer: L.Pardo (Madrid)


94A17 Measures of information, entropy
94A15 Information theory (general)


Zbl 0511.94012
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