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A recurrence theorem for dependent processes with applications to data compression

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2 Author(s)
Nobel, A. ; Inf. Syst. Lab., Stanford Univ., CA, USA ; Wyner, A.D.

In an earlier work, Wyner and Ziv (see ibid., vol.35, no.6, p.1250-8, 1989) proved theorems on recurrence times for strings in a random sequence, and applied these theorems to data compression and the Lempel-Ziv algorithm. It is shown that one of these theorems holds under an essentially weaker hypothesis. The new proof is considerably simpler than the original

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Information Theory, IEEE Transactions on  (Volume:38 ,  Issue: 5 )