We produce a series of results extending information-theoretical inequalities (discussed by Dembo–Cover–Thomas in 1988–1991) to a weighted version of entropy. Most of the resulting inequalities involve the Gaussian weighted entropy; they imply a number of new relations for determinants of positive-definite matrices. Unlike the Shannon entropy where the contribution of an outcome depends only upon its probability, the weighted (or context-dependent) entropy takes into account a ‘value’ of an outcome determined by a given weight function φ. An example of a new result is a weighted version of the strong Hadamard inequality (SHI) between the determinants of a positive-definite d× d matrix and its square blocks (sub-matrices) of different sizes. When φ≡ 1 , the weighted inequality becomes a ‘standard’ SHI; in general, the weighted version requires some assumptions upon φ. The SHI and its weighted version generalize a widely known ‘usual’ Hadamard inequality detC≤∏j=1dCjj.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Number of pages||30|
|State||Published - Feb 2022|
All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes
- Discrete Mathematics and Combinatorics
- Applied Mathematics