# Claude E. Shannon (1916-2001)

Claude E. Shannon (1916-2001) was a person.

**Counter-Example(s):****See:**Statistician, Mathematician, Electronic Engineer, Cryptographer, Information Theory, Digital Computer, Digital Circuit, Boolean Algebra (Logic).

## References

### 2014

- (Wikipedia, 2014) ⇒ http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Claude_Shannon Retrieved:2014-9-20.
**Claude Elwood Shannon**(April 30, 1916 – February 24, 2001) was an American mathematician, electronic engineer, and cryptographer known as "the father of information theory”.^{[1]}Shannon is famous for having founded information theory with a landmark paper that he published in 1948. However, he is also credited with founding both digital computer and digital circuit design theory in 1937, when, as a 21-year-old master's degree student at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), he wrote his thesis demonstrating that electrical applications of boolean algebra could construct and resolve any logical, numerical relationship.^{[2]}Shannon contributed to the field of cryptanalysis for national defense during World War II, including his basic work on codebreaking and secure telecommunications.

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### 2014

- (Wikipedia, 2014) ⇒ http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Generative_model
- … Shannon (1948) gives an example in which a table of frequencies of English word pairs is used to generate a sentence beginning with "representing and speedily is an good"; which is not proper English but which will increasingly approximate it as the table is moved from word pairs to word triplets etc.

### 1951

- (Shannon, 1951) ⇒ Claude E. Shannon. (1951). “Prediction and Entropy of Printed English." Bell System Technical Journal, 30(1).

### 1949

- (Shannon, 1949) ⇒ Claude E. Shannon. (1949). “Communication in the Presence of Noise.” In: Proceedings of the IRE 37.
- (Shannon & Weaver, 1949) ⇒ Claude E. Shannon and Warren Weaver. (1949). “The Mathematical Theory of Communication." The University of Illinois Press. ISBN 0-252-72548-4

### 1948

- (Shannon, 1948) ⇒ Claude E. Shannon. (1948). “A Mathematical Theory of Communication, Bell System Technical Journal, Vol. 27, pp. 379–423, 623–656, . [1]