News tagged with information theory

The economics of database searching

( -- Searching the internet might seem simple, but applying a little bit of economic theory to information retrieval can shed some light on the best search strategies to adopt, according to researchers.

dateAug 11, 2011 in Computer Sciences
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Explained: Gallager codes

In the 1948 paper that created the field of information theory, MIT grad (and future professor) Claude Shannon threw down the gauntlet to future generations of researchers. In those predigital days, communications channels ...

dateJan 21, 2010 in Computer Sciences
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