Threshold of overflow probability using smooth max-entropy in lossless fixed-to-variable length source coding for general sources

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    We treat lossless fixed-to-variable length source coding under general sources for finite block length setting. We evaluate the threshold of the overflow probability for prefix and non-prefix codes in terms of the smooth max-entropy. We clarify the difference of the thresholds between prefix and non-prefix codes for finite block length. Further, we discuss our results under the asymptotic block length setting.

    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)2286-2290
    Number of pages5
    JournalIEICE Transactions on Fundamentals of Electronics, Communications and Computer Sciences
    Issue number12
    Publication statusPublished - 2016 Dec 1



    • Finite block length
    • Lossless fixed-to-variable length source coding
    • Overflow probability
    • Smooth max-entropy

    ASJC Scopus subject areas

    • Signal Processing
    • Computer Graphics and Computer-Aided Design
    • Applied Mathematics
    • Electrical and Electronic Engineering

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