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Ben Cooper

Institute for Animal Systematics, Siberian Branch RAS and Novosibirsk State University, Novosibirsk, Russia


  • Mini Review   
    The Developments in Information for the Study of Linguistic and Competence
    Author(s): Ben Cooper*

    The Shannon entropy, the Kolmogorov complexity, and the Shannon's equation connecting the length of a message (l) and its frequency (p), for rational communication systems—all of which were fully based on fundamental ideas of Information Theory—are all incorporated into the findings of our long-term experimental study on the "language" and intelligence of ants in this review. The following significant findings regarding the intelligence and communication of ants were made possible by this strategy: i) to demonstrate ants' "distant homing," or their capacity to transmit information about distant events; ii) to estimate the transmission rate of information; iii) to demonstrate that ants can recognize regularities and use them for information "compression "iv) to uncover that insects can move to one another the data about the quantity of .. View More»
    DOI: 10.14303/2141-5161.2022.247

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