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Data Compression ExplainedData Compression Explained
by Matt Mahoney - mattmahoney.net , 2013
This book is for the reader who wants to understand how data compression works, or who wants to write data compression software. Prior programming ability and some math skills will be needed. This book is intended to be self contained.
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A primer on information theory, with applications to neuroscienceA primer on information theory, with applications to neuroscience
by Felix Effenberger - arXiv , 2013
This chapter is supposed to give a short introduction to the fundamentals of information theory, especially suited for people having a less firm background in mathematics and probability theory. The focus will be on neuroscientific topics.
(1141 views)

Data CompressionData Compression
- Wikibooks , 2011
Data compression is useful in some situations because 'compressed data' will save time (in reading and on transmission) and space if compared to the unencoded information it represent. In this book, we describe the decompressor first.
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From Classical to Quantum Shannon TheoryFrom Classical to Quantum Shannon Theory
by Mark M. Wilde - arXiv , 2012
The aim of this book is to develop 'from the ground up' many of the major developments in quantum Shannon theory. We study quantum mechanics for quantum information theory, we give important unit protocols of teleportation, super-dense coding, etc.
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Logic and InformationLogic and Information
by Keith Devlin - ESSLLI , 2001
An introductory, comparative account of three mathematical approaches to information: the classical quantitative theory of Claude Shannon, a qualitative theory developed by Fred Dretske, and a qualitative theory introduced by Barwise and Perry.
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Conditional Rate Distortion TheoryConditional Rate Distortion Theory
by Robert M. Gray - Information Systems Laboratory , 1972
The conditional rate-distortion function has proved useful in source coding problems involving the possession of side information. This book represents an early work on conditional rate distortion functions and related theory.
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Algorithmic Information TheoryAlgorithmic Information Theory
by Peter D. Gruenwald, Paul M.B. Vitanyi - CWI , 2007
We introduce algorithmic information theory, also known as the theory of Kolmogorov complexity. We explain this quantitative approach to defining information and discuss the extent to which Kolmogorov's and Shannon's theory have a common purpose.
(2364 views)

The Limits of MathematicsThe Limits of Mathematics
by Gregory J. Chaitin - Springer , 2003
The final version of a course on algorithmic information theory and the epistemology of mathematics. The book discusses the nature of mathematics in the light of information theory, and sustains the thesis that mathematics is quasi-empirical.
(3249 views)

Quantum Information TheoryQuantum Information Theory
by Renato Renner - ETH Zurich , 2009
Processing of information is necessarily a physical process. It is not surprising that physics and the theory of information are inherently connected. Quantum information theory is a research area whose goal is to explore this connection.
(3369 views)

Theory of Quantum InformationTheory of Quantum Information
by John Watrous - University of Calgary , 2004
The focus is on the mathematical theory of quantum information. We will begin with basic principles and methods for reasoning about quantum information, and then move on to a discussion of various results concerning quantum information.
(3002 views)

Generalized Information Measures and Their ApplicationsGeneralized Information Measures and Their Applications
by Inder Jeet Taneja - Universidade Federal de Santa Catarina , 2001
Contents: Shannon's Entropy; Information and Divergence Measures; Entropy-Type Measures; Generalized Information and Divergence Measures; M-Dimensional Divergence Measures and Their Generalizations; Unified (r,s)-Multivariate Entropies; etc.
(2521 views)

Information Theory, Excess Entropy and Statistical ComplexityInformation Theory, Excess Entropy and Statistical Complexity
by David Feldman - College of the Atlantic , 2002
This e-book is a brief tutorial on information theory, excess entropy and statistical complexity. From the table of contents: Background in Information Theory; Entropy Density and Excess Entropy; Computational Mechanics.
(2709 views)

Information Theory and Statistical PhysicsInformation Theory and Statistical Physics
by Neri Merhav - arXiv , 2010
Lecture notes for a graduate course focusing on the relations between Information Theory and Statistical Physics. The course is aimed at EE graduate students in the area of Communications and Information Theory, or graduate students in Physics.
(4169 views)

Quantum Information TheoryQuantum Information Theory
by Robert H. Schumann - arXiv , 2000
A short review of ideas in quantum information theory. Quantum mechanics is presented together with some useful tools for quantum mechanics of open systems. The treatment is pedagogical and suitable for beginning graduates in the field.
(6334 views)

Lecture Notes on Network Information TheoryLecture Notes on Network Information Theory
by Abbas El Gamal, Young-Han Kim - arXiv , 2010
Network information theory deals with the fundamental limits on information flow in networks and optimal coding and protocols. These notes provide a broad coverage of key results, techniques, and open problems in network information theory.
(5156 views)

Information-Theoretic IncompletenessInformation-Theoretic Incompleteness
by Gregory J. Chaitin - World Scienti c , 1992
In this mathematical autobiography, Gregory Chaitin presents a technical survey of his work and a non-technical discussion of its significance. The technical survey contains many new results, including a detailed discussion of LISP program size.
(2731 views)

A Short Course in Information TheoryA Short Course in Information Theory
by David J. C. MacKay - University of Cambridge , 1995
This text discusses the theorems of Claude Shannon, starting from the source coding theorem, and culminating in the noisy channel coding theorem. Along the way we will study simple examples of codes for data compression and error correction.
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Exploring RandomnessExploring Randomness
by Gregory J. Chaitin - Springer , 2001
This book presents the core of Chaitin's theory of program-size complexity, also known as algorithmic information theory. LISP is used to present the key algorithms and to enable computer users to interact with the author's proofs.
(7595 views)

Entropy and Information TheoryEntropy and Information Theory
by Robert M. Gray - Springer , 2008
The book covers the theory of probabilistic information measures and application to coding theorems for information sources and noisy channels. This is an up-to-date treatment of traditional information theory emphasizing ergodic theory.
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Information Theory and CodingInformation Theory and Coding
by John Daugman - University of Cambridge , 2009
The aims of this course are to introduce the principles and applications of information theory. The course will study how information is measured in terms of probability and entropy, and the relationships among conditional and joint entropies; etc.
(6606 views)

Network Coding TheoryNetwork Coding Theory
by Raymond Yeung, S-Y Li, N Cai - Now Publishers Inc , 2006
A tutorial on the basics of the theory of network coding. It presents network coding for the transmission from a single source node, and deals with the problem under the more general circumstances when there are multiple source nodes.
(5006 views)

Algorithmic Information TheoryAlgorithmic Information Theory
by Gregory. J. Chaitin - Cambridge University Press , 2003
The book presents the strongest possible version of Gödel's incompleteness theorem, using an information-theoretic approach based on the size of computer programs. The author tried to present the material in the most direct fashion possible.
(4492 views)

A Mathematical Theory of CommunicationA Mathematical Theory of Communication
by Claude Shannon , 1948
Shannon presents results previously found nowhere else, and today many professors refer to it as the best exposition on the subject of the mathematical limits on communication. It laid the modern foundations for what is now coined Information Theory.
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Information Theory, Inference, and Learning AlgorithmsInformation Theory, Inference, and Learning Algorithms
by David J. C. MacKay - Cambridge University Press , 2003
A textbook on information theory, Bayesian inference and learning algorithms, useful for undergraduates and postgraduates students, and as a reference for researchers. Essential reading for students of electrical engineering and computer science.
(10329 views)