2 Preliminaries and Monograph Structure

  • Venkatesan Guruswami
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 3282)


In this chapter, we review the basic definitions relating to error-correcting codes and standardize some notation. We then give a brief description of the fundamental code families and constructions that will be dealt with and used in this book. Finally, we discuss the structure of this work and the main results which are established in the technical chapters that follow, explaining in greater detail how the results of the various chapters fit together.


Linear Code Parity Check Matrix Combinatorial Result Alphabet Size Message Space 
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