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Communication theory of secrecy systems
  • C. Shannon
  • Mathematics, Computer Science
  • Bell Syst. Tech. J.
  • 1 October 1949
TLDR
In this paper a theory of secrecy systems is developed and is intended to complement the treatment found in standard works on cryptography. Expand
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A mathematical theory of communication
  • C. Shannon
  • Mathematics, Computer Science
  • Bell Syst. Tech. J.
  • 1 July 1948
TLDR
In this final installment of the paper we consider the case where the signals or the messages or both are continuously variable, in contrast with the discrete nature assumed until now. Expand
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Prediction and entropy of printed English
TLDR
A new method of estimating the entropy and redundancy of a language is described. Expand
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Two-way Communication Channels
TLDR
Inputs xi and x2 may be chosen from corresponding input alphabets and put into the channel; outputs yi and Y2 may then be observed. Expand
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A Theorem on Coloring the Lines of a Network
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Mathematical Theory of the Differential Analyzer
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Mathematical Theory of the Differential Analyzer.
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Reliable Circuits Using Less Reliable Relays
  • C. Shannon
  • Mathematics, Computer Science
  • 1 September 1956
TLDR
Relays whose reliability can be described in simple terms by means of probabilities can be used to build circuits which are arbitrarily reliable. Expand
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Computers and Automata
  • C. Shannon
  • Computer Science
  • Proceedings of the IRE
  • 1 October 1953
TLDR
This paper reviews briefly some of the recent developments in the field of automata and nonnumerical computation. Expand
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