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Title:Unified Structural View of Multiterminal Source Coding
Author(s):Jana, Soumya
Doctoral Committee Chair(s):Blahut, Richard E.
Department / Program:Electrical Engineering
Discipline:Electrical Engineering
Degree Granting Institution:University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Subject(s):Computer Science
Abstract:In fact, we set distributed source coding problems in a general framework and take a unified structural view of not only the above open problems but any two-terminal problem with noncooperative encoding. The distortion criteria, if applicable, are required to apply to single letters and be bounded. The key to the above unification is held by a fundamental source coding principle which dissociates the underlying source coding mechanism from the applicable distortion criteria and extends the typicality arguments of Shannon and Wyner-Ziv. We generalize our theory further to show that distortion criteria can also be dissociated from the underlying coding mechanism in an arbitrary multiterminal setup. As in the two-terminal problem, the general achievable region permits an infinite order information-theoretic description. Moreover, we validate our analysis by rederiving known coding theorems using our technique: Our infinite order descriptions are shown to simplify to the expected first order in the known cases.
Issue Date:2005
Description:113 p.
Thesis (Ph.D.)--University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 2005.
Other Identifier(s):(MiAaPQ)AAI3202108
Date Available in IDEALS:2015-09-25
Date Deposited:2005

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