Shannon

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n Shannon United States electrical engineer who pioneered mathematical communication theory (1916-2001)
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Usage

In literature:

Another division reached the Shannon to be scattered and driven home again by a second storm.
"History of the English People, Volume VIII (of 8)" by John Richard Green
The sixth and fifth know that "brave Broke" of the Shannon was no sort of relation to our old Brooke.
"Tom Brown's School Days" by Thomas Hughes
Shannon and Werler, Herpetologica, 11:85, July 15, 1955.
"A Review of the Frogs of the Hyla bistincta Group" by William E. Duellman
He was out of the shed without a word to Molly Shannon.
"Fairfax and His Pride" by Marie Van Vorst
CAPTURE OF THE CHESAPEAKE BY THE SHANNON.
"The Greater Republic" by Charles Morris
Such is Shannon Harbour.
"Jack Hinton The Guardsman" by Charles James Lever
It possesses a spa which was once considerably frequented, but is famous as a centre for the salmon fishing on the lower Shannon.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 5, Slice 4" by Various
Come and Join his house-warming on the Shannon; that will be far better.
"Roland Cashel Volume I (of II)" by Charles James Lever
The significance of the webbing was questioned by Shannon and Humphrey.
"The Amphibians and Reptiles of Michoacán, México" by William E. Duellman
It is beautifully situated on both banks of the river Boyle, an affluent of the Shannon, between Loughs Gara and Key.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 4, Slice 3" by Various
The sixth and fifth know that "brave Broke" of the Shannon was no sort of relation to our old Brooke.
"Tom Brown at Rugby" by Thomas Hughes
ATHLONE', a town of Ireland, divided by the Shannon into two parts, one in Westmeath, the other in Roscommon; about 76 miles west of Dublin.
"The New Gresham Encyclopedia. Vol. 1 Part 2" by Various
The Shannon sailed from Lynn for Quebec on April 16th, with 90 emigrants.
"Norfolk Annals A Chronological Record of Remarkable Events in the Nineteeth Century, Vol. 1" by Charles Mackie
The Lake of the Red Eye is Lough Derg, in the Shannon above Killaloe.
"More Celtic Fairy Tales" by Various
The Shannon's crew were picked men, and had had long and careful drill, while Lawrence's men were fresh and unprepared.
"The Story of American History" by Albert F. Blaisdell
A deeper misery was reached when William III led his army across the Boyne and the Shannon (1690).
"Irish Nationality" by Alice Stopford Green
We met some months ago on the Shannon.
"Sir Brook Fossbrooke, Volume I." by Charles James Lever
I think not; I think we were remembering all the pleasant days beside the Shannon.
"Sir Brook Fossbrooke, Volume II." by Charles James Lever
The Shannon is positively lovely.
"Mrs. Geoffrey" by Duchess
The Shannon is widely famous as a sporting river, and Castleconnell is a well-known centre.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 16, Slice 6" by Various
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In poetry:

Then, Hurrah for the Charter,
On Shannon, Thames, and Tweed;
Now, scythemen! to the harvest!
Reap! you who sowed the seed.
"The March Of Freedom" by Ernest Jones
Your words, your breath is gone!
O uncaught spirit, we'll remember you
By those remote and ever-flying birds
Adown the Shannon's reach, or crying through
The mist between Clew Bay and Dublin Bay!
"In Memory Of John Butler Yeats" by Padraic Colum
"Cut down the bloody horde!"
Says Meagher of the sword,
"This conduct would disgrace any blackamore;"
But the best use Tommy made
Of his famous battle blade
Was to cut his own stick from the Shannon shore.
"The Battle Of Limerick" by William Makepeace Thackeray
Immortal Smith O'Brine
Was raging like a line;
'Twould have done your sowl good to have heard him roar;
In his glory he arose,
And he rushed upon his foes,
But they hit him on the nose by the Shannon shore.
"The Battle Of Limerick" by William Makepeace Thackeray
I wish I were to-day on the hill behind the wood,--
My eyes on the brown bog there and the Shannon river,--
Behind the wood at home, a quickened solitude
When the winds from Slieve Bloom set the branches there a-quiver.
"May Day" by Thomas MacDonagh
O the lovely tay was spilt
On that day of Ireland's guilt;
Says Jack Mitchil, "I am kilt! Boys, where's the back door?
'Tis a national disgrace:
Let me go and veil me face;"
And he boulted with quick pace from the Shannon shore.
"The Battle Of Limerick" by William Makepeace Thackeray

In news:

Michael Shannon in a scene from the movie "The Iceman ," which will play at the Telluride Film Festival.
Michael Shannon stars in the true story of contract killer Richard Kuklinski.
0 Michael Shannon in a scene from the movie "The Iceman ," which will play at the Telluride Film Festival.
Michael Shannon leads a star-studded ensemble cast in Ariel Vromen's gritty gangster thriller about real-life contract killer Richard Kuklinski.
Michael Shannon Shoots James Franco in 'The Iceman ' Trailer (Video).
A man holds his briefcase while waiting in line during a job fair in Melville, New York July 19, 2012 REUTERS/Shannon Stapleton.
Live Oak — The attorney for Shawn O'Bryan, the man accused of attempting to kill Shannon Wrench, was awarded a continuance during his pre-trial on Thursday, Nov 8.
Doe is really 34-year-old Shannon Wrench.
Deputies say the woman is 34-year-old Shannon Wrench from Illinois.
Elee Zammarieh, Founder and Owner, along with Shannon Cuccar.
Millville Mayor Tim Shannon has seen his fair share of heartbreak.
CANTON, Ohio (AP) — Deion, Marshall and Shannon.
Lilo Fore worked with Shannon Stone on Junior Mint during her clinic.
Shannon is a junior at Averett University.
Shannon Litz / R-C file photo.
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In science:

Next we want to see what plays the role of the exponential of the dilogarithm or the Shannon entropy function in this Artin-Schreier context.
The additive dilogarithm
If we use, as previously, the covering grid of spacing l then the coarse–grained Shannon’s entropy of such a process will be I (Pn (l)) = − X pk (l) log2 pk (l) .
Information theory and generalized statistics
Hence Smic ≈ − Xk The subscript f (q) emphasizes that the Shannon entropy H(Pn ) is basically the entropy of an unifractal specified by the fractal dimension f (q).
Information theory and generalized statistics
In particular, generalizations of Shannon’s entropy, of the Boltzmann-Gibbs distribution, and of relative entropy are considered.
Non-unique way to generalize the Boltzmann-Gibbs distribution
This measure can be viewed as a generalization of Shannon’s information entropy.
From Knowledge, Knowability and the Search for Objective Randomness to a New Vision of Complexity
Some turn up as extensive, where the entropy of a combination of systems is simply the sum of the entropies of the systems, as in the classical case of the Shannon form, while others can be defined to be not so.
A New Nonextensive Entropy
In the proper limiting case it reduces to the standard Shannon entropy, indicating the consistency of the concept.
A New Nonextensive Entropy
Like Shannon entropy this one is also extensive, i.e. simply additive for two subsystems for any value of q .
A New Nonextensive Entropy
T )) as in the Shannon case where we get the Gibbs expression for pi .
A New Nonextensive Entropy
After some algebra it can be shown that this form reduces to the Shannon form for q → 1.
A New Nonextensive Entropy
Shannon’s entropy, i.e., in the q → 1 limit, Sq recovers the Shannon entropy.
Generalized Evolutionary Algorithm based on Tsallis Statistics
This definition of the entropy is done in the spirit of Boltzmann and Shannon.
Large deviations and stochastic calculus for large random matrices
Tsallis’s entropy becomes Shannon’s measure for the particular value q = 1.
Non-extensive Random Matrix Theory - A Bridge Connecting Chaotic and Regular Dynamics
Viewing the sensor network as a channel encoder allows us to use ideas from Shannon coding theory.
Sensing Capacity for Markov Random Fields
Rather than randomly generating pairwise independent codewords as in the Shannon capacity proof, our encoder corresponds to a randomly generated sensor network.
Sensing Capacity for Markov Random Fields
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