# Theory of communication. Part 1: The analysis of information

@article{Gabor1946TheoryOC, title={Theory of communication. Part 1: The analysis of information}, author={Dennis Gabor}, journal={Journal of the Institution of Electrical Engineers - Part III: Radio and Communication Engineering}, year={1946}, volume={93}, pages={429-441} }

Hitherto communication theory was based on two alternative methods of signal analysis. One is the description of the signal as a function of time; the other is Fourier analysis. Both are idealizations, as the first method operates with sharply defined instants of time, the second with infinite wave-trains of rigorously defined frequencies. But our everyday experiences?especially our auditory sensations?insist on a description in terms of both time and frequency. In the present paper this point…

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