Statistical mechanical aspects of joint source-channel coding

I. Kanter, H. Kfir

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An MN-Gallager Code over Galois fields, q, based on the Dynamical Block Posterior probabilities (DBP) for messages with a given set of autocorrelations is presented with the following main results: a) for a binary symmetric channel the threshold, fc, is extrapolated for infinite messages using the scaling relation for the median convergence time, tmed ∝ 1/(fc f); b) a degradation in the threshold is observed as the correlations are enhanced; c) for a given set of autocorrelations the performance is enhanced as q is increased; d) the efficiency of the DBF joint source-channel coding is slightly better than the standard gzip compression method; e) for a given entropy, the performance of the DBF algorithm is a function of the decay of the correlation function over large distances.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)310-316
Number of pages7
Issue number2
StatePublished - Jul 2003
Externally publishedYes


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