Simplicity, Complexity, Unexpectedness, Cognition, Probability, Information
Situations that depart from norm are unexpected.
Cw(s) = Cw(H)
C(s) = C(r) + C(f) + C(s|r&f)Here, C(f|r) = C(f), as ‘running’ is not related to the concept of ‘nun’. If s can be considered unique in its class, then C(s|r&f) = 0.
U(s) = Cw(H) – C(f) – C(r)The corrective terms C(f) and C(r) account for the fact that departures from norm may somtimes concern only specialists. For the layperson, these two complexities are large and cancel out the generation complexity term. For instance, seeing a nun holding a rosary with an extra bead may be highly relevant to a priest, but remain a boring fact to an average individual.
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