Error propagation assessment of enumerative coding schemes

K.A. Schouhamer Immink, A.J.E.M. Janssen

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    Enumerative coding is an attractive algorithmic procedure for translating long source words into codewords and vice versa. The usage of long codewords makes it possible to approach a code rate which is as close as desired to Shannon's noiseless capacity of the constrained channel. Enumerative encoding is prone to massive error propagation as a single bit error could ruin entire decoded words. This contribution will evaluate the effects of error propagation of the enumerative coding of runlength-limited sequences.
    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)2591-2594
    Number of pages4
    JournalIEEE Transactions on Information Theory
    Issue number7
    Publication statusPublished - 1999


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