Information Theory, Inference and Learning Algorithms

By: David J. C. MacKay

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About the Book Information theory and inference, often taught separately, are here united in one entertaining textbook. These topics lie at the heart of many exciting areas of contemporary science and engineering - communication, signal processing, data mining, machine learning, pattern recognition, computational neuroscience, bioinformatics, and cryptography. This textbook introduces theory in tandem with applications. Information theory is taught alongside practical communication systems, such as arithmetic coding for data compression and sparse-graph codes for error-correction. A toolbox of inference techniques, including message-passing algorithms, Monte Carlo methods, and variational approximations, are developed alongside applications of these tools to clustering, convolutional codes, independent component analysis, and neural networks. The final part of the book describes the state of the art in error-correcting codes, including low-density parity-check codes, turbo codes, and digital fountain codes -- the twenty-first century standards for satellite communications, disk drives, and data broadcast. Printed Pages: 640

Title: Information Theory, Inference and Learning Algorithms

Author Name: David J. C. MacKay

Categories: Education, India,

Publisher: New Delhi, Cambridge University Press/ Dev Publishers & Distributors:

ISBN: 0521670519

ISBN 13: 9780521670517

Binding: Softcover

Book Condition: New

Seller ID: 1202046

Keywords: Information Theory, Inference and Learning Algorithms David J. C. MacKay