ON COMMUNICATION PROCESSES INVOLVING LEARNING AND RANDOM DURATION
RAND CORP SANTA MONICA CA
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The fundamental problem of determining the utility of a communication channel in conveying information is viewed as a problem within the framework of multistage decision processes of stochastic type, and as such is treated by the theory of dynamic programming. The relations between utility and capacity, in Shannons sense, are indicated. Treatment of communication problems involving the use of a channel whose properties are not completely known, and those involving processes of random duration, are shown. Treatments of general processes in a uniform fashion by the functional equation technique of dynamic programming are discussed.
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