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2 Author(s)
Roth, R.M. ; Dept. of Comput. Sci., Technion-Israel Inst. of Technol., Haifa, Israel ; Seroussi, G.

We study codes over GF(q) that can correct t channel errors assuming the error values are known. This is a counterpart to the well-known problem of erasure correction, where error values are found assuming the locations are known. The correction capabilities of these so-called t-location correcting codes (t-LCCs) are characterized by a new metric, the decomposability distance, which plays a role analogous to that of the Hamming metric in conventional error-correcting codes (ECCs). Based on the new metric, we present bounds on the parameters of t-LCCs that are counterparts to the classical Singleton, sphere packing and Gilbert-Varshamov bounds for ECCs. In particular, we show examples of perfect LCCs, and we study optimal (MDS-Like) LCCs that attain the Singleton-type bound on the redundancy. We show that these optimal codes are generally much shorter than their erasure (or conventional ECC) analogs. The length n of any t-LCC that attains the Singleton-type bound for t>1 is bounded from above by t+O(√(q)), compared to length q+1 which is attainable in the conventional ECC case. We show constructions of optimal t-LCCs for t∈{1, 2, n-2, n-1, n} that attain the asymptotic length upper bounds, and constructions for other values of t that are optimal, yet their lengths fall short of the upper bounds. The resulting asymptotic gap remains an open research problem. All the constructions presented can be efficiently decoded

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Information Theory, IEEE Transactions on  (Volume:42 ,  Issue: 2 )