JUCS - Journal of Universal Computer Science 2(11): 769-795, doi: 10.3217/jucs-002-11-0769
Data Compression and Serial Communication with Generalized T-Codes
expand article infoUlrich Günther
‡ The University of Auckland, New Zealand
Open Access
Variable-length T-Codes may be used to provide robust compression for data communication and storage on noisy channels or media. Over the past twelve years, a number of papers on T-Codes have been published in various journals and as technical reports. During this time, notation and scope of the T-Codes have changed considerably, giving rise to a more integrated theory of T-Codes as recursive codes. This paper presents all known core principles of T-Code theory by taking a recursive approach throughout. A sufficient condition for information sources, ensuring decoder self-synchronisation for the T-encoded symbol stream, is introduced. By example of a recursive program, the paper shows how a suitable T-Code set for encoding a given memoryless source can be found.
T-Codes, coding, synchronisation, T-augmentation, recursive code, coding efficiency, redundancy, string decomposition