Guesswork and entropy

  title={Guesswork and entropy},
  author={David Malone and Wayne G. Sullivan},
  journal={IEEE Transactions on Information Theory},
We derive the moments of the guesswork , the number of attempts required to correctly guess the output of a random source, for a source determined by a Markov chain via a large deviations type estimate. These moments are related to the Perron-Frobenius eigenvalue of the matrix formed by element-wise powers of the Markov chain's transition matrix. 
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