Member # 1554
posted 31. January 2005 11:37
Hello everyone. I'm new to the brainstorm but would greatly appreciate some first-impression criticism on the following:
I am interested in describing the immune system in terms of information content. I am not particulary well-versed in information theory and would like some constructive comments. Any invaluable texts/sites out there?
1-Quantitative description. This is obviously desirable but I am struggling to come up with any notion as to how to go about quantifying the information content of, say, the immunoglobulin molecule.
2-Qualitative description. I can see this as perhaps being the way into this subject. The immune system displays many aspects of information, at several levels (such as statistics, syntax, semantics, pragmatics and apobetics). Is anyone aware of either the immunoglobulin molecule specifically, or the immune system more generally, being described in terms of information content before?