Noiseless Channels

  • L. P. Hyvärinen
Part of the Lecture Notes in Operations Research and Mathematical Economics book series (LNE, volume 5)

Abstract

A discrete information system, such as a written natural language, utilizes a finite number n of different symbols (letters, characters) S1, S2, S3, …, Sn. We shall call the ensemble Sj, j = 1, 2, …, n the character set. The words “character” and “symbol” are used interchangeably.

Keywords

Entropy 

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© Springer-Verlag Berlin · Heidelberg 1968

Authors and Affiliations

  • L. P. Hyvärinen
    • 1
  1. 1.IBM European Systems Research InstituteGenevaSwitzerland

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