Preprint 42/2003

Maximizing Multi-Information

Nihat Ay and Andreas Knauf

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Submission date: 30. Apr. 2003
Pages: 31
published in: Kybernetika, 42 (2006) 5, p. 517-538 
Keywords and phrases: multi-information, pair-interaction, infomax principle
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We investigate the structure of the global maximizers of stochastic interdependence, which is measured by the Kullback-Leibler divergence of the underlying joint probability distribution from the exponential family of factorizable random fields (multi-information). As a consequence of our structure results, it comes out that random fields with globally maximal multi-information are contained in the topological closure of the exponential family of pair interactions.

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