Fifty Years of Shannon Theory

Sergio Verdü

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A brief chronicle is given of the historical development of the central problems in the theory of fundamental limits of data compression and reliable communication. Index Terms- Channel capacity, data compression, entropy, history of Information Theory, reliable communication, source coding.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)2057-2078
Number of pages22
JournalIEEE Transactions on Information Theory
Issue number6
StatePublished - 1998

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Information Systems
  • Computer Science Applications
  • Library and Information Sciences


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