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Estimation of classical and quantum entropy and other information-theoretic quantities
Author(s): Alexei Kaltchenko
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Paper Abstract

In this work, we study methods of entropy and relative entropy estimation for classical and quantum information sources. We show that algorithms and methods for classical entropy estimation can be effectively used in constructing algorithms for quantum entropy estimation. Specifically, we look at the entropy estimation for a broad class of stationary ergodic processes and obtain important bounds on estimator's variance and mathematical expectation as well as analyze their asymptotic behavior.

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Date Published: 24 March 2008
PDF: 12 pages
Proc. SPIE 6976, Quantum Information and Computation VI, 69760L (24 March 2008); doi: 10.1117/12.778046
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Alexei Kaltchenko, Wilfrid Laurier Univ. (Canada)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 6976:
Quantum Information and Computation VI
Eric J. Donkor; Andrew R. Pirich; Howard E. Brandt, Editor(s)

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