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Viterbi Algorithm Goes Quantum

August 6, 2008

Todd Brun and student The Viterbi Algorithm, the elegant 41-year-old logical tool for rapidly eliminating dead end possibilities in reception of digital data, has a new application to go alongside its ubiquitous daily use in cell phone communications, bioinformatics, speech recognition and many other areas of information technology. Full Story

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