An Introduction To Information Theory

Author: John R. Pierce
Publisher: Courier Corporation
ISBN: 0486134970
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Covers encoding and binary digits, entropy, language and meaning, efficient encoding and the noisy channel, and explores ways in which information theory relates to physics, cybernetics, psychology, and art. 1980 edition.

An Introduction To Information Theory

Author: John Robinson Pierce
ISBN: 9781621985860
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Covers encoding and binary digits, entropy, language and meaning, efficient encoding and the noisy channel, and explores ways in which information theory relates to physics, cybernetics, psychology, and art. Uncommonly good ... the most satisfying discussion to be found.? Scientific American. 1980 edition.

The Mystery Of Market Movements

Author: Niklas Hageback
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1118845005
Size: 49.18 MB
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A quantifiable framework for unlocking the unconscious forcesthat shape markets There has long been a notion that subliminal forces play a greatpart in causing the seemingly irrational financial bubbles, whichconventional economic theory, again and again, fails to explain.However, these forces, sometimes labeled ‘animalspirits’ or ‘irrational exuberance, have remainedelusive - until now. The Mystery of Market Movementsprovides you with a methodology to timely predict and profit fromchanges in human investment behaviour based on the workings of thecollective unconscious. Niklas Hageback draws in on one of psychology's most influentialideas - archetypes - to explain how they form investor’sperceptions and can be predicted and turned into profit. TheMystery of Market Movements provides; A review of the collective unconscious and its archetypes basedon Carl Jung’s theories and empirical case studies thathighlights and assesses the influences of the collectiveunconscious on financial bubbles and zeitgeists For the first time being able to objectively measure the impactof archetypal forces on human thoughts and behaviour with a view toprovide early warning signals on major turns in the markets. Thisis done through a step-by-step guide on how to develop ameasurement methodology based on an analysis of the language of theunconscious; figurative speech such as metaphors and symbolism,drawn out and deciphered from Big Data sources, allowingfor quantification into time series The book is supplemented with an online resource that presentscontinuously updated bespoken archetypal indexes with predictivecapabilities to major financial indexes Investors are often unaware of the real reasons behindtheir own financial decisions. This book explains why psychologicaldrivers in the collective unconscious dictates not only investmentbehaviour but also political, cultural and social trends.Understanding these forces allows you to stay ahead of the curveand profit from market tendencies that more traditional methodscompletely overlook.

Mathematical Foundations Of Information Theory

Author: A. Ya. Khinchin
Publisher: Courier Corporation
ISBN: 0486318443
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First comprehensive introduction to information theory explores the work of Shannon, McMillan, Feinstein, and Khinchin. Topics include the entropy concept in probability theory, fundamental theorems, and other subjects. 1957 edition.

An Introduction To Complex Systems

Author: Joe Tranquillo
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 3030025896
Size: 25.28 MB
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This book explores the interdisciplinary field of complex systems theory. By the end of the book, readers will be able to understand terminology that is used in complex systems and how they are related to one another; see the patterns of complex systems in practical examples; map current topics, in a variety of fields, to complexity theory; and be able to read more advanced literature in the field. The book begins with basic systems concepts and moves on to how these simple rules can lead to complex behavior. The author then introduces non-linear systems, followed by pattern formation, and networks and information flow in systems. Later chapters cover the thermodynamics of complex systems, dynamical patterns that arise in networks, and how game theory can serve as a framework for decision making. The text is interspersed with both philosophical and quantitative arguments, and each chapter ends with questions and prompts that help readers make more connections. Studies the tools of complex system theory that include chaos and fractals, game theory, networks, agent-based models and information theory; Contains examples, some outside the traditional boundaries of science, to help build a more intuitive feeling for complex systems; Outlines principles that can be used to design the next generation of machines and automata.

The Fourth Revolution

Author: Luciano Floridi
Publisher: OUP Oxford
ISBN: 0191667706
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Who are we, and how do we relate to each other? Luciano Floridi, one of the leading figures in contemporary philosophy, argues that the explosive developments in Information and Communication Technologies (ICTs) is changing the answer to these fundamental human questions. As the boundaries between life online and offline break down, and we become seamlessly connected to each other and surrounded by smart, responsive objects, we are all becoming integrated into an "infosphere". Personas we adopt in social media, for example, feed into our 'real' lives so that we begin to live, as Floridi puts in, "onlife". Following those led by Copernicus, Darwin, and Freud, this metaphysical shift represents nothing less than a fourth revolution. "Onlife" defines more and more of our daily activity - the way we shop, work, learn, care for our health, entertain ourselves, conduct our relationships; the way we interact with the worlds of law, finance, and politics; even the way we conduct war. In every department of life, ICTs have become environmental forces which are creating and transforming our realities. How can we ensure that we shall reap their benefits? What are the implicit risks? Are our technologies going to enable and empower us, or constrain us? Floridi argues that we must expand our ecological and ethical approach to cover both natural and man-made realities, putting the 'e' in an environmentalism that can deal successfully with the new challenges posed by our digital technologies and information society.

The Young Adult Reader S Adviser The Best In Literature And Language Arts Mathematics And Computer Science

Author: Myra Immell
Publisher: Libraries Unltd Incorporated
ISBN: 9780835230698
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Developed by a panel of distinguished educators and librarians, "The Young Adult Reader's Adviser" recommends an extensive, representative, and useful list of the finest books--modern and classic, hardcover and paperback. Patterned after the Bowker classic, "The Reader's Adviser," this two-volume resource features 17,000 bibliographic entries and over 850 biographical profiles. Each volume of "The Young Adult Reader's Adviser" is divided into two major sections. Volume One is devoted to Literature and Language Arts, and Mathematics and Computer Science. Volume Two features Social Sciences and History, and Sciences and Health. These subject areas are further divided into more than 430 subsections such as Russian Literature; Mass Media; History of Personal Computers; Ethics in Politics; and Immigration, Urbanization, and Civil Rights. Entries include detailed bibliographic information and brief descriptons, when necessary. Books especially suited for readers in grades 6-8 are noted with an asterisk.

Text Mining Application Programming

Author: Manu Konchady
ISBN: 9781584504603
Size: 15.52 MB
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Text Mining Application Programming teaches software developers how to mine the vast amounts of information available on the Web, internal networks, and desktop files and turn it into usable data. The book helps developers understand the problems associated with managing unstructured text, and explains how to build your own mining tools using standard statistical methods from information theory, artificial intelligence, and operations research. Each of the topics covered are thoroughly explained and then a practical implementation is provided.The book begins with a brief overview of text data, where it can be found, and the typical search engines and tools used to search and gather this text. It details how to build tools for extracting and using the text, and covers the mathematics behind many of the algorithms used in building these tools. From there you'll learn how to build tokens from text, construct indexes, and detect patterns in text. You'll also find methods to extract the names of people, places, and organizations from an email, a news article, or a Web page. The next portion of the book teaches you how to find information on the Web, the structure of the Web, and how to build spiders to crawl the Web. Text categorization is also described in the context of managing email. The final part of the book covers information monitoring, summarization, and a simple Question & Answer (Q&A) system. The code used in the book is written in Perl, but knowledge of Perl is not necessary to run the software. Developers with an intermediate level of experience with Perl can customize the software. Although the book is about programming, methods are explained with English-like pseudocode and the source code is provided on the CD-ROM.After reading this book, you'll be ready to tap into the bevy of information available online in ways you never thought possible.