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A lower bound on the redundancy of D -ary Huffman codes (Corresp.)

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A necessary and sufficient condition for the most likely letter of any discrete source to be coded by a single symbol with aD-ary Huffman code,2 leq D < infty, is derived. As a consequence, a lower bound on the redundancy of aD-ary Huffman code is established.

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Information Theory, IEEE Transactions on  (Volume:33 ,  Issue: 6 )