A Sufficient Condition for the Existence of a Universal Slepian-Wolf Code

Shigeaki KUZUOKA  

IEICE TRANSACTIONS on Fundamentals of Electronics, Communications and Computer Sciences   Vol.E93-A   No.7   pp.1355-1362
Publication Date: 2010/07/01
Online ISSN: 1745-1337
DOI: 10.1587/transfun.E93.A.1355
Print ISSN: 0916-8508
Type of Manuscript: PAPER
Category: Information Theory
random coding,  Slepian-Wolf coding,  universal coding,  

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Universal Slepian-Wolf coding for parametric general sources is considered. Our main result shows that under mild conditions on the family of sources, there exists a universal decoder that attains asymptotically the same random-coding error exponent as the maximum-likelihood decoder.