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A personal history of the Viterbi algorithm

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This paper describes how Andrew J. Viterbi developed a non-sequential decoding algorithm which proved useful in showing the superiority of convolutional codes over block codes for a given degree of decoding complexity. The Viterbi algorithm is now used in most digital cellular phones and digital satellite receivers as well as in such diverse fields as magnetic recoding, voice recognition, and DNA sequence analysis.

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IEEE Signal Processing Magazine  (Volume:23 ,  Issue: 4 )