Error-correcting codes that nearly saturate Shannon's bound

Ido Kanter, David Saad

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Gallager-type error-correcting codes that nearly saturate Shannon's bound are constructed using insight gained from mapping the problem onto that of an Ising spin system. The performance of the suggested codes is evaluated for different code rates in both finite and infinite message length.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)2660-2663
Number of pages4
JournalPhysical Review Letters
Issue number13
Publication statusPublished - 27 Sep 1999

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  • Gallager-type error-correcting codes
  • Shannon's bound
  • Ising spin system


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