Outline for an information theoretic search engine

@article{Vanderwilt2015OutlineFA,
  title={Outline for an information theoretic search engine},
  author={Koos Vanderwilt},
  journal={PeerJ PrePrints},
  year={2015},
  volume={3},
  pages={e1400}
}
It is proposed an information theoretic search engine is like RADAR. The query words are the emitted signals and the document database is the object to be detected. Various echoes come off the database, and analogous with echo cancelation, the signal with the lowest entropy is selected. Commensurate with Shannon's theory, low entropy documents are signal, higher entropy documents are noise. Thus, my proposal separates signal from noise. As many relevant documents can be tined to be signal as… CONTINUE READING