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We consider the iterative decoding of generalized low-density (GLD) parity-check codes where, rather than employ an optimal subcode decoder, a Chase (1972) algorithm decoder more commonly associated with "turbo product codes" is used. GLD codes are low-density graph codes in which the constraint nodes are other than single parity-checks. For extended Hamming-based GLD codes, we use bit error rates derived by simulation to demonstrate this new strategy to be successful at higher code rates. For long block lengths, good performance close to capacity is possible with decoding costs reduced further since the Chase decoder employed is an efficient implementation.
Date of Publication: Sept. 2002