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Publication Type : Journal Article
Publisher : Chaos
Source : Chaos, Volume 19, Number 1 (2009)
Campus : Bengaluru
School : School of Engineering
Department : Electrical and Electronics
Year : 2009
Abstract : Uniquely decodable codes are central to lossless data compression in both classical and quantum communication systems. The Kraft-McMillan inequality is a basic result in information theory which gives a necessary and sufficient condition for a code to be uniquely decodable and also has a quantum analogue. In this letter, we provide a novel dynamical systems proof of this inequality and its converse for prefix-free codes (no codeword is a prefix of another-the popular Huffman codes are an example). For constrained sources, the problem is still open. © 2009 American Institute of Physics.
Cite this Research Publication : N. Nagaraj, “A dynamical systems proof of Kraft-McMillan inequality and its converse for prefix-free codes”, Chaos, vol. 19, 2009.