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Universal Coding and Order Identification by Model Selection Methods, by Élisabeth Gassiat, (electronic resource)

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Universal Coding and Order Identification by Model Selection Methods
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Universal Coding and Order Identification by Model Selection Methods
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by Élisabeth Gassiat
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eng
Summary
The purpose of these notes is to highlight the far-reaching connections between Information Theory and Statistics. Universal coding and adaptive compression are indeed closely related to statistical inference concerning processes and using maximum likelihood or Bayesian methods. The book is divided into four chapters, the first of which introduces readers to lossless coding, provides an intrinsic lower bound on the codeword length in terms of Shannon’s entropy, and presents some coding methods that can achieve this lower bound, provided the source distribution is known. In turn, Chapter 2 addresses universal coding on finite alphabets, and seeks to find coding procedures that can achieve the optimal compression rate, regardless of the source distribution. It also quantifies the speed of convergence of the compression rate to the source entropy rate. These powerful results do not extend to infinite alphabets. In Chapter 3, it is shown that there are no universal codes over the class of stationary ergodic sources over a countable alphabet. This negative result prompts at least two different approaches: the introduction of smaller sub-classes of sources known as envelope classes, over which adaptive coding may be feasible, and the redefinition of the performance criterion by focusing on compressing the message pattern. Finally, Chapter 4 deals with the question of order identification in statistics. This question belongs to the class of model selection problems and arises in various practical situations in which the goal is to identify an integer characterizing the model: the length of dependency for a Markov chain, number of hidden states for a hidden Markov chain, and number of populations for a population mixture. The coding ideas and techniques developed in previous chapters allow us to obtain new results in this area. This book is accessible to anyone with a graduate level in Mathematics, and will appeal to information theoreticians and mathematical statisticians alike. Except for Chapter 4, all proofs are detailed and all tools needed to understand the text are reviewed.--
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  • Coding theory
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Universal Coding and Order Identification by Model Selection Methods, by Élisabeth Gassiat, (electronic resource)
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Contents
1. Lossless Coding -- 2.Universal Coding on Finite Alphabets -- 3.Universal Coding on Infinite Alphabets -- 4.Model Order Estimation -- Notation -- Index
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978-3-319-96262-7
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Use of this electronic resource may be governed by a license agreement which restricts use to the European University Institute community. Each user is responsible for limiting use to individual, non-commercial purposes, without systematically downloading, distributing, or retaining substantial portions of information, provided that all copyright and other proprietary notices contained on the materials are retained. The use of software, including scripts, agents, or robots, is generally prohibited and may result in the loss of access to these resources for the entire European University Institute community
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9783319962627
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5 illustrations
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Universal Coding and Order Identification by Model Selection Methods, by Élisabeth Gassiat, (electronic resource)
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http://ezproxy.eui.eu/login?url=http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-96262-7
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mixed
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online resource
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  • cr
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rdacarrier
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text
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  • txt
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rdacontent
Contents
1. Lossless Coding -- 2.Universal Coding on Finite Alphabets -- 3.Universal Coding on Infinite Alphabets -- 4.Model Order Estimation -- Notation -- Index
Control code
978-3-319-96262-7
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unknown
Extent
1 online resource (XV, 146 pages)
File format
multiple file formats
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  • online
  • electronic
Governing access note
Use of this electronic resource may be governed by a license agreement which restricts use to the European University Institute community. Each user is responsible for limiting use to individual, non-commercial purposes, without systematically downloading, distributing, or retaining substantial portions of information, provided that all copyright and other proprietary notices contained on the materials are retained. The use of software, including scripts, agents, or robots, is generally prohibited and may result in the loss of access to these resources for the entire European University Institute community
Isbn
9783319962627
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uncompressed
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
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  • c
Other physical details
5 illustrations
Quality assurance targets
absent
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access
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)1046977767

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