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An Algorithm for Vector Quantizer Design

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3 Author(s)
Linde, Y. ; Codex Corp., Mansfield, MA ; Buzo, A. ; Gray, R.M.

An efficient and intuitive algorithm is presented for the design of vector quantizers based either on a known probabilistic model or on a long training sequence of data. The basic properties of the algorithm are discussed and demonstrated by examples. Quite general distortion measures and long blocklengths are allowed, as exemplified by the design of parameter vector quantizers of ten-dimensional vectors arising in Linear Predictive Coded (LPC) speech compression with a complicated distortion measure arising in LPC analysis that does not depend only on the error vector.

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Communications, IEEE Transactions on  (Volume:28 ,  Issue: 1 )