Mathematical appendix

Chapter

Abstract

Messages from a source, seen as symbols x j from some alphabet, each having probabilities P j associated with a random variable X, are ‘encoded’ into the language of a ‘transmission channel’, a random variable Y with symbols y k , having probabilities P k , possibly with error. Someone receiving the symbol y k then retranslates it (without error) into some x k , which may or may not be the same as the x j that was sent.

Keywords

Entropy Manifold Topo Nite Lost 

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© Springer-Verlag New York 2010

Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Division of EpidemiologyNew York State Psychiatric InstituteNew YorkUSA
  2. 2.New YorkUSA

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