Coding for Discrete Memoryless Sources

  • Giuseppe Longo
Part of the International Centre for Mechanical Sciences book series (CISM, volume 110)


We shall consider a Discrete Memoryless Source (DMS), which can be represented by a finite scheme:
with the usual conditions
The DMS is supposed to emit one letter each unit of time, choosing it from its alphabet
according to the probability distribution (p.d.)


Typical Sequence Arbitrary Positive Number Source Sequence Codeword Length Encode Rate 


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© Springer-Verlag Wien 1971

Authors and Affiliations

  • Giuseppe Longo
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  1. 1.University of TriesteItaly

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