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Algorithms for Source Coding

  • F. Jelinek
  • G. Longo
Part of the International Centre for Mechanical Sciences book series (CISM, volume 216)

Abstract

Consider an information source whose outputs are independent identically distributed random variables (i.i.d. r.v.s) taking values in the finite set or alphabet Jc = {0, 1,..., c−1}; a coding alphabet Jd = {0, 1,..., d−1}; and a noiseless transmission medium, or channel, that accepts letters from Jd as inputs and delivers them to the destination without any change (see figure 1).

Keywords

Source Code Compression Ratio Probable Word Source Sequence Codeword Length 
These keywords were added by machine and not by the authors. This process is experimental and the keywords may be updated as the learning algorithm improves.

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© Springer-Verlag Wien 1975

Authors and Affiliations

  • F. Jelinek
    • 1
  • G. Longo
    • 2
  1. 1.IBM Thomas J. Watson Research CenterYorktown HeightsUSA
  2. 2.Istituto di ElettronicaUniversità di TriesteTriesteItaly

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