Algorithmic Coding Theory

Authored by: Atri Rudra

Algorithms and Theory of Computation Handbook

Print publication date:  November  2009
Online publication date:  November  2009

Print ISBN: 9781584888222
eBook ISBN: 9781584888239
Adobe ISBN:

10.1201/9781584888239-c27

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Abstract

Error-correcting codes (or just codes) are clever ways of representing data so that one can recover the original information even if parts of it are corrupted. The basic idea is to judiciously introduce redundancy so that the original information can be recovered when parts of the (redundant) data have been corrupted.

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