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Title Entropy of hidden Markov processes and connections to dynamical systems : papers from the Banff International Research Station workshop / edited by Brian Marcus, Karl Petersen, Tsachy Weissman.
Imprint Cambridge ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 2011.

Series London Mathematical Society lecture note series ; 385
London Mathematical Society lecture note series ; 385.
Subject Markov processes -- Congresses.
Entropy (Information theory) -- Congresses.
Dynamics -- Congresses.
Alt Name Marcus, Brian, 1949-
Petersen, Karl Endel, 1943-
Weissman, Tsachy.
Banff International Research Station for Mathematics Innovation & Discovery.
Description 1 online resource (vi, 272 pages).
Summary "Hidden Markov processes (HMPs) are important objects of study in many areas of pure and applied mathematics, including information theory, probability theory, dynamical systems and statistical physics, with applications in electrical engineering, computer science and molecular biology. This collection of research and survey papers presents important new results and open problems, serving as a unifying gateway for researchers in these areas. Based on talks given at the Banff International Research Station workshop, 2007, this volume addresses a central problem of the subject: computation of the Shannon entropy rate of an HMP. This is a key quantity in statistical physics and information theory, characterising the fundamental limit on compression and closely related to channel capacity, the limit on reliable communication. Also discussed, from a symbolic dynamics and thermodynamical viewpoint, is when mappings between dynamical systems map Markov measures to Markov (or Gibbs) measures or allow for Markov lifts of Markov chains"-- Provided by publisher.
Bibliography Note Includes bibliographical references (pages 270-272).
Contents Hidden Markov processes in the context of symbolic dynamics / Mark Boyle, Karl Petersen -- On the preservation of Gibbsianess under symbol amalgamation / Jean-René Chazottes, E. Ugalde -- A note on a complex Hilbert metric with application to domain of analyticity for entropy rate of hidden Markov processes / Guangyue Han, Brian Marcus, Yuval Peres -- Bounds on the entropy rate of binary hidden Markov processes / Erik Ordentlich, Tsachy Weissman -- Entropy rate for hidden Markov chains with rare transitions / Yuval Peres, Anthony Quas -- The capacity of finite-state channels in the high-noise regime / Henry Pfister -- Computing entropy rates for hidden Markov processes /Mark Pollicott -- Factors of Gibbs measures for full shifts / Mark Pollicott, Thomas Kempton -- Thermodynamics of hidden Markov processes / Evgeny Verbitskiy.
Note Print version record.
ISBN 9781139092883 (electronic bk.)
113909288X (electronic bk.)
9780511819407 (electronic bk.)
0511819404 (electronic bk.)
ISBN/ISSN 9786613127402
OCLC # 733045684
Additional Format Print version: Entropy of hidden Markov processes and connections to dynamical systems. Cambridge ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 2011 9780521111133 (DLC) 2011005950 (OCoLC)703205174