Publisher: 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, for several reasons...
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by Matt Mahoney - mattmahoney.net
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.
by Felix Effenberger - arXiv
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.
by Neri Merhav - arXiv
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.
by Peter D. Gruenwald, Paul M.B. Vitanyi - CWI
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.