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Coding with digits of unequal cost

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1 Author(s)
Gilbert, E.N. ; AT&T Bell Labs., Murray Hill, NJ, USA

At present, optimal coding for a noiseless digital channel with digits of unequal cost requires solving a large linear programming problem. Much simpler procedures give codes, resembling Shannon's (1948) and Huffman's, that are found close to optimal in tests with typical sources and channels

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Information Theory, IEEE Transactions on  (Volume:41 ,  Issue: 2 )