Estimating mutual information and multi--information in large networks

Slonim, Noam, Atwal, Gurinder Singh, Tkacik, Gasper, Bialek, William (2005) Estimating mutual information and multi--information in large networks. arXiv.



We address the practical problems of estimating the information relations that characterize large networks. Building on methods developed for analysis of the neural code, we show that reliable estimates of mutual information can be obtained with manageable computational effort. The same methods allow estimation of higher order, multi--information terms. These ideas are illustrated by analyses of gene expression, financial markets, and consumer preferences. In each case, information theoretic measures correlate with independent, intuitive measures of the underlying structures in the system.

Item Type: Paper
Subjects: bioinformatics > computational biology
bioinformatics > computational biology > statistical analysis
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Communities: CSHL labs > Atwal lab
Depositing User: Matt Covey
Date: 2005
Date Deposited: 30 Jan 2015 15:55
Last Modified: 30 Jan 2015 15:55

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