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Uniquely decodable multiple access source codes

Zhao, Qian and Effros, Michelle (2005) Uniquely decodable multiple access source codes. In: IEEE International Symposium on Information Theory (ISIT '04), Chicago, Illinois, 27 June-2 July 2004. IEEE , Los Alamitos, CA, p. 197. ISBN 0-7803-8280-3

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The Slepian-Wolf bound raises interest in lossless code design for multiple access networks. Previous work treats instantaneous codes. We generalize the Sardinas and Patterson test and bound the achievable rate region for uniquely decodable codes. The Kraft inequality is generalised to produce the necessary conditions on the codeword lengths for uniquely decodable-side information source code.

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Additional Information:© Copyright 2004 IEEE. Reprinted with permission. This material is based upon work supported by NSF Award No. CCR-0220039, the Caltech Lee Center for Advanced Networking, and the Howard Oringer Fellowship.
Subject Keywords:Kraft inequality; Sardinas-Patterson test; Slepian-Wolf bound; lossless side information source code; uniquely decodable multiple access network; source coding theory; network information theory
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