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There is no universal source code for an infinite source alphabet

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3 Author(s)
Gyorfi, L. ; Dept. of Math., Tech. Univ. Budapest, Hungary ; Pali, I. ; van der Meulen, E.C.

Shows that a discrete infinite distribution with finite entropy cannot be estimated consistently in information divergence. As a corollary the authors show that there is no universal source code for an infinite source alphabet over the class of all discrete memoryless sources with finite entropy

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Information Theory, IEEE Transactions on  (Volume:40 ,  Issue: 1 )