Information Theory, Inference and Learning Algorithms

Author: David J. C. MacKay

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521642989

Category: Computers

Page: 628

View: 8629

Fun and exciting textbook on the mathematics underpinning the most dynamic areas of modern science and engineering.

Information Theory and Statistical Learning

Author: Frank Emmert-Streib,Matthias Dehmer

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 0387848150

Category: Computers

Page: 439

View: 4854

This interdisciplinary text offers theoretical and practical results of information theoretic methods used in statistical learning. It presents a comprehensive overview of the many different methods that have been developed in numerous contexts.

Classical and Quantum Information Theory

An Introduction for the Telecom Scientist

Author: Emmanuel Desurvire

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 0521881714

Category: Science

Page: 691

View: 2367

This complete overview of classical and quantum information theory employs an informal yet accurate approach, for students, researchers and practitioners.

Algebraic Coding Theory and Information Theory

DIMACS Workshop, Algebraic Coding Theory and Information Theory, December 15-18, 2003, Rutgers University, Piscataway, New Jersey

Author: Alexei Ashikhmin,Alexander Barg

Publisher: American Mathematical Soc.

ISBN: 9780821871102

Category: Mathematics

Page: 177

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Collected here are papers that were presented at or inspired by the DIMACS workshop, Algebraic Coding Theory and Information Theory (Rutgers University, Piscataway, NJ). Among the topics discussed are universal data compression, graph theoretical ideas in the construction of codes and lattices, decoding algorithms, and computation of capacity in various communications schemes. The book is suitable for graduate students and researchers interested in coding and information theory.

Structural Processing for Wireless Communications

Author: Jianhua Lu,Xiaoming Tao,Ning Ge

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 3319157116

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 87

View: 2439

This brief presents an alternative viewpoint on processing technology for wireless communications based on recent research advances. As a lever in emerging processing technology, the structure perspective addresses the complexity and uncertainty issues found in current wireless applications. Likewise, this brief aims at providing a new prospective to the development of communication technology and information science, while stimulating new theories and technologies for wireless systems with ever-increasing complexity. Readers of this brief may range from graduate students to researchers in related fields.

Bit-Interleaved Coded Modulation

Fundamentals, Analysis and Design

Author: Leszek Szczecinski,Alex Alvarado

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118694023

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 320

View: 8510

Presenting a thorough overview of bit-interleaved codedmodulation (BICM), this book introduces the tools for the analysisand design of BICM transceivers. It explains in details thefunctioning principles of BICM and proposes a refined probabilisticmodeling of the reliability metrics–the so-calledL-values–which are at the core of the BICM receivers. Alternatives for transceiver design based on these models are thenstudied. Providing new insights into the analysis of BICM, this book isunique in its approach, providing a general framework for analysisand design, focusing on communication theoretic aspects of BICMtransceivers. It adopts a tutorial approach, explains the problemsin simple terms with the aid of multiple examples and case studies,and provides solutions using accessible mathematical tools. The book will be an excellent resource for researchers inacademia and industry: graduate students, academics, developmentengineers, and R & D managers. KeyFeatures: listyle="color: #000000; font-style: normal; font-weight: normal;" Presents an introduction to BICM, placing it in the context ofother coded modulation schemes listyle="color: #000000; font-family: 'Calibri','sans-serif'; font-size: 11pt; font-style: normal; font-weight: normal;" Offers explanations of the functioning principles and designalternatives listyle="color: #000000; font-family: 'Calibri','sans-serif'; font-size: 11pt; font-style: normal; font-weight: normal;" Provides a unique approach, focusing on communication theoryaspects listyle="color: #000000; font-family: 'Calibri','sans-serif'; font-size: 11pt; font-style: normal; font-weight: normal;" Shows examples and case studies to illustrate analysis anddesign of BICM listyle="color: #000000; font-family: 'Calibri','sans-serif'; font-size: 11pt; font-style: normal; font-weight: normal;" Adopts a tutorial approach, explaining the problems in simpleterms and presenting solutions using accessible mathematicaltools

Linguistic Nativism and the Poverty of the Stimulus

Author: Alexander Clark,Shalom Lappin

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9781444390551

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 264

View: 507

This unique contribution to the ongoing discussion of language acquisition considers the Argument from the Poverty of the Stimulus in language learning in the context of the wider debate over cognitive, computational, and linguistic issues. Critically examines the Argument from the Poverty of the Stimulus - the theory that the linguistic input which children receive is insufficient to explain the rich and rapid development of their knowledge of their first language(s) through general learning mechanisms Focuses on formal learnability properties of the class of natural languages, considered from the perspective of several learning theoretic models The only current book length study of arguments for the poverty of the stimulus which focuses on the computational learning theoretic aspects of the problem

Nine Algorithms That Changed the Future

The Ingenious Ideas That Drive Today's Computers

Author: John MacCormick

Publisher: Princeton University Press

ISBN: 1400839564

Category: Computers

Page: 232

View: 5327

Every day, we use our computers to perform remarkable feats. A simple web search picks out a handful of relevant needles from the world's biggest haystack: the billions of pages on the World Wide Web. Uploading a photo to Facebook transmits millions of pieces of information over numerous error-prone network links, yet somehow a perfect copy of the photo arrives intact. Without even knowing it, we use public-key cryptography to transmit secret information like credit card numbers; and we use digital signatures to verify the identity of the websites we visit. How do our computers perform these tasks with such ease? This is the first book to answer that question in language anyone can understand, revealing the extraordinary ideas that power our PCs, laptops, and smartphones. Using vivid examples, John MacCormick explains the fundamental "tricks" behind nine types of computer algorithms, including artificial intelligence (where we learn about the "nearest neighbor trick" and "twenty questions trick"), Google's famous PageRank algorithm (which uses the "random surfer trick"), data compression, error correction, and much more. These revolutionary algorithms have changed our world: this book unlocks their secrets, and lays bare the incredible ideas that our computers use every day.

Practical Cryptography

Algorithms and Implementations Using C++

Author: Saiful Azad,Al-Sakib Khan Pathan

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 1482228890

Category: Computers

Page: 365

View: 2588

Cryptography, the science of encoding and decoding information, allows people to do online banking, online trading, and make online purchases, without worrying that their personal information is being compromised. The dramatic increase of information transmitted electronically has led to an increased reliance on cryptography. This book discusses the theories and concepts behind modern cryptography and demonstrates how to develop and implement cryptographic algorithms using C++ programming language. Written for programmers and engineers, Practical Cryptography explains how you can use cryptography to maintain the privacy of computer data. It describes dozens of cryptography algorithms, gives practical advice on how to implement them into cryptographic software, and shows how they can be used to solve security problems. Covering the latest developments in practical cryptographic techniques, this book shows you how to build security into your computer applications, networks, and storage. Suitable for undergraduate and postgraduate students in cryptography, network security, and other security-related courses, this book will also help anyone involved in computer and network security who wants to learn the nuts and bolts of practical cryptography.

The Lightness of Being

Big Questions, Real Answers

Author: Frank Wilczek

Publisher: Penguin UK

ISBN: 0141927623

Category: Science

Page: 292

View: 3194

What's the meaning of it all? Or rather: what exactly is 'it'? Here Frank Wilczek, Nobel Prize-winning physicist and legend, examines the very nature of reality itself, showing how almost everything we think we know about 'it' is wrong. The Lightness of Being is an engaging tour de force, revealing a universe where matter is the hum of strange music, mass doesn't weigh, and empty space is a multilayered, multicoloured superconductor. Physicists' understanding of the essential nature of reality changed radically over the past quarter century. And Frank Wilczek has played a lead role in establishing the new paradigms. Transcending the clash and mismatch of older ideas about what matter and space is, Wilczek presents some brilliant and clear syntheses. Extraordinarily readable and authoritative, The Lightness of Being is the first book to unwrap these exciting new ideas for the general public. It explores their implications for basic questions about space, mass, energy, and the longed-for possibility of a fully unified theory of Nature. Pointing to new directions where great discoveries in fundamental physics are likely, and providing a visionary context for the experiments in CERN, he envisions a new Golden Age in physics.