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On the optimum ratio of word lengths in communication

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An elementary account concerning the optimum ratio between the source word (block) length and the block length of the corresponding channel codeword is given. By "optimum" it is meant that by choosing a suitable ratio of word lengths we can attain the theoretically optimum balance between the average distortion of the source information and the average "cost" (in a general sense) of using the channel.

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IEEE Transactions on Information Theory  (Volume:20 ,  Issue: 6 )