Non-asymptotic fundamental limits of guessing subject to distortion

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This paper investigates the problem of guessing subject to distortion, which was introduced by Arikan and Merhav. While the primary concern of the previous study was asymptotic analysis, our primary concern is non-asymptotic analysis. We prove non-asymptotic achievability and converse bounds of the moment of the number of guesses without side information (resp. with side information) by using a quantity based on the Rényi entropy (resp. the Arimoto-Rényi conditional entropy). Also, we introduce an error probability and show similar results. Further, from our bounds, we derive a single-letter characterization of the asymptotic exponent of guessing moment for a stationary memoryless source.

Original languageEnglish
JournalUnknown Journal
Publication statusPublished - 2018 Aug 19

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