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# A New Model for Error Clustering in Telephone Circuits

@article{Berger1963ANM, title={A New Model for Error Clustering in Telephone Circuits}, author={Jay Manton Berger and Benoit B. Mandelbrot}, journal={IBM Journal of Research and Development}, year={1963}, volume={7}, pages={224-236} }

- Published 1963 in IBM Journal of Research and Development
DOI:10.1147/rd.73.0224

This paper proposes a new mathematical model to describe the distribution of the occurrence of errors in data transmission on telephone lines. We suggest: a) that the statistics of telephone errors can be described in terms of an error probability depending solely on the time elapsed since the last occurrence of an error; b) that the distribution of inter-error intervals can be well approximated by a law of Pareto of exponent less than one; the relative number of errors and the equivocation… CONTINUE READING