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In this paper, we study the upper and the lower bounds on the joint source-channel coding error exponent with decoder side-information. The results in the paper are non-trivial extensions of the CsiszaÂ¿r's classical paper. Unlike the joint source-channel coding result in, it is not obvious whether the lower bound and the upper bound are equivalent even if the channel coding error exponent is known. For a class of channels, including the symmetric channels, we apply a game-theoretic result to establish the existence of a saddle point and hence prove that the lower and upper bounds are the same if the channel coding error exponent is known. More interestingly, we show that encoder side-information does not increase the error exponents in this case.
Date of Conference: Sept. 30 2009-Oct. 2 2009