The theory of error-correcting codes stems from Shannon's 1948 _A mathematical theory of communication_, and from Hamming's 1950 "Error detecting and error correcting codes".

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How to find next to optimal path in hidden Markov model or what should be LIST-Viterbi algorithm ?

The Viterbi algorithm is an algorithm for finding the most likely sequence of hidden states – called the Viterbi path. Question If I am interested in list of several paths - optimal, sub-optimal, ...
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How many combinations exist of $M'$ items from a set of $M$ items such that each combination is not similar at more than $m$ elements?

I apologize if this has been answered before. I would like to know how many ways there are to choose $M'$ elements from a set of $M$ elements such that any two sets selected are not similar at more ...
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What are “best” polynoms f(x) g(x) of degree n ? I.e. ideal generated by them is as far from zero as possible ? (Best convolutional codes.)

Consider polynoms f(x) g(x) of degree at most n. (I am mostly interested about F_2[x]). Let us multiply them by arbitrary polynoms p(x) i.e. consider ideal (p f , p g) in $F_2[x]\oplus F_2[x]$. Let ...
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“Trellis graph” is it standard term in graph theory ? What are its properties ?

In coding theory (convolutional codes) the graph called "trellis diagramm" is used to visualize something. I wonder is it a standard term in graph theory? Corresponding Wikipedia article is not ...
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Find polynoms f,g such that for any polynom p(x): |fp|+|gp|>= |f|+|g| ? Where |*| is number of non-zero monoms.

How to construct examples (describe all) polynoms f,g such that for any polynom p(x) not equal to zero: |fp|+|gp|>= |f|+|g| ? Where |*| is number of non-zero monoms (=Hamming weight, by the way it ...
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Multiplication by polynomials x^2+1 ; x^2+x+1. Does minimal Hamming norm of image equal to 5 ?

Everything over F_2. Let us define Hamming norm of polynom |p(x)| = number of non-zero monoms. Respectivly for a pair of polynoms |[p ; g]| = |p| +|g|. Consider linear map $F_2[x] \to F_2[x] \oplus ...
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Structure of F_p[G], for finite group G ?

Consider group algebra k[G] of finite group G. If k is alg.closed then every irrep lives there with multiplicity equal to dimension. (More conceptually as bimodule over GxG it is multiplicity free and ...
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Given g1(x), g2(x) minimize over p(x) Hamming weight of [p(x)g1; p(x)g2(x) ] ? (Or how to find minimal distance of convolutional code?)

Fix polynoms g1(x), g2(x) over F_2[x]. Question: How to find minimum over polynoms p(x) of the: HammingWeight(p(x) g1(x) ) + HammingWeight(p(x) g2(x) ) ? By HammingWeight of polynom I mean number ...
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A different criterion for equivalence of codes?

I've been thinking about equivalence of codes (two codes that are equal up to order of positions of the letters, or permutations of the letters in a fixed position). It is obvious that if we have two ...
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Good codes in practice for correcting combination of errors and erasures

In practice, both errors and erasures might be introduced in the channel. Could you point me to some good codes for correcting such combinations. Also what are their correction capabilities?
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Special polynomials over finite fields

My field of research is coding theory and I am working on cyclic codes. During my research, I tackled an algebraic problem. After some simple definitions, I asked my question. I will appreciate any ...
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Error correcting codes obtained as superposition of two codes e.g. CRC+Convolutional

Setup reminder: linear block error-correcting code is some linear subspace $C$ in $F_2^N$. (Correcting error means to find a point $c \in C$ which is "nearest" to a given $r$ in $F_2^N$, $r$ is ...
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The chromatic number of a Hamming-related graph

For integer $1\le k\le n$, let ${\overline H}_n^k$ denote the complement of the $k$-th power of the Hamming graph on the vertex set ${\mathbb F}_2^n$; that is, two vectors from ${\mathbb F}_2^n$ are ...
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What is matrix A such that Hamming weight of [x, Ax] is maximal ? (Min distance of 1/2 block code?)

Everything over F_2. For any matrix $A$ define the number $N(A) = min_{x}$ HammingWeight $( [x , Ax])$. Where $x$ is vector and [a,b] is just concatenation of vectors: (a_1,...a_n, b_1,...,b_m). ...
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How many k-nomials of deg N divisible by X^16+x^12+x^5 +1 ? (Spectrum of CRC-16-CCITT erroc-correcting code ?)

Let us consider polynoms over $F_2$. Consider the linear SUBSPACE of polynoms divisible by $x^{16}+x^{12}+x^5 +1$ and of degree less or equal $N$ (e.g. 40). Question: How many k-nomials belong to ...
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What odd-length binary codes have Hamming weights restricted to be multiples of eight?

Let $G$ be a $k$ by $n$ binary matrix with row vectors $\lbrace \vec{x}_j {\rbrace} _{j=1}^k$. We can interpret $G$ as a generator matrix of a linear $[n,k]$ code $\cal{C}$ whose codewords consist of ...
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Is there any relationship between a tree(graph theory) and semi-metric?

suppose we have a tree(undirected) with $n$ vertices.The edges are weighted(distances). Is it possible to impose a semi-metric structure on the graph using these distances and adjacency matrix?
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Are there subsets L in R^n such that it is “easy to find” closest point in L to a given P in R^n ? Vague question motivated by error-correcting codes

Math Motivation: consider LINEAR subspace $L$ in $R^n$ and given vector $E$ in $R^n$, then it is easy to find a closest vector $S \in L$ to $E$ - just ortogonal projection. Question Are they some ...
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A covering problem for the Hamming cube

Consider the set of all $k$-subsets of $\{1,\dots,n\}$, naturally identified with a subset $A$ of $\{0,1\}^n$ where each element has exactly $k$ ones. Is there a sharp bound known for ...
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Can you cover the Boolean cube {0,1}^n with O(1) Hamming-balls each of radius n/2-c*sqrt(n)?

(where c>0 and the balls need not be disjoint?) This is an embarrassingly simple question, yet somehow I couldn't find an answer (not even, "this is a well-known open problem") after spending some ...
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Will “error locating codes” have higher rates than ECCs?

I'm wondering to detect all the errors (i.e. their positions) in a codeword $(c_0, c_1, \cdots, c_{n-1})\in Q$ where $Q$ is an alphabet set with size $q$, i.e., to know whether $c_i$ is faulty or not, ...
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How small parallelograms are we guaranteed to get, when we select the two sides from different plane lattices?

Title question description: Select two lattices $\Lambda_1$ and $\Lambda_2$ (here a lattice=additive free abelian group without accumulation points) of maximal rank two in the real plane. We normalize ...
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Partial backups

Suppose you have some storage medium of a given size M, and can make some kind of backup on another medium of size B with M > B. You can choose the scheme to determine the contents of the backup. ...
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Reed-Muller-Codes

Let $F$ be the field with two elements, $V_m=F^{2^m}$.Let $R(r, m)\subset V_m$ be the binary Reed-Muller Code. Define $R_m:=R(1, m)$. Then the dimension of $R_m$ is $1+m$ and its minimal distance is ...
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Computing channel capacities for non-symmetric channels

I'm studying information theory right now and I'm reading about channel capacities. I know that there are known expressions for computing the capacities for some well known simple channels such as ...
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Hot-topics in error correcting coding related to interesting math. ?

What are topics in error-correcting coding which are related to interesting math. ? I am primarely interested in nowdays hot topics, but old days topics are also welcome. Let me try to mention what ...
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Are algebraic geometry error correcting codes (Goppa codes) “good” ?

Question (informal version): Are algebraic geometry error correcting codes (V.D. Goppa codes) "good" ? Some details. There is certain construction of error-correcting codes by means of algebraic ...
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Asymtotic Complexity Analysis using logarithms and binomial coefficients

On page 11 of "Smaller decoding exponents: ball-collision decoding" by Berstein et.al. they have the formula \begin{equation}\lim_{n \rightarrow \infty} ...
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What is “automorphism group of an error-correcting code” ?

Here in Wikipedia is written: "The automorphism group of the binary Golay code is the Mathieu group M23." What is "automorphism group of code" ? PS Are there other nice examples of relation ...
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Ax=0, estimate min(Hamming(x)) ? Equivalently: Bipartite graph. How to find (estimate) minimal number of vertices1 which are connected with EVEN number of vertices2 ? Equivalently: estimate minimal weight of error correcting code ?

Consider system of linear equations Ax=0 over $F_2$ (field with two elements {0,1}). Where number of variables is bigger than equations - so we have many solutions $x$. Question How to estimate ...
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If graph is tree what can be said about its adjacency matrix ?

Question If graph is tree what can be said about its adjacency matrix ? And vice versa ? Especially I am interested in case when graph is bipartite graph. Such graphs are related to ...
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Adjacency matrices of graphs as parity check matrices of error correcting codes

Consider bipartite graph. Consider its adjacency matrix. It will have a form 0 A^t A 0 Take matrix $A$. Consider the null-space $L$ of $A$ over $F_2^N$. Question Can we say something about the ...
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How many vectors of Hamming weight L in “random” K dimensional subspace of F_2^N ? Or how good/bad is random linear block code ?

Consider linear $N$-dimensional space $F_2^N$. Consider its $K$ dimensional subspace $V \subset F_2^N$. Let us calculate $w(k,V,N)$ number of vectors in $V$ of Hamming weight $k$ in $V$. Since there ...
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Error correcting codes - basic question

Hi, I have a basic question regarding error correcting codes. Suppose I want to encode a finite information $F$ (say a finite string) into a string $x$ of $n$ bits ($n$ can be as large as you want), ...
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What are the key applications of the MacWilliams identities in coding theory?

The MacWilliams identities relate the weight enumerators of a code and its dual code. I treated the version for linear codes in my combinatorics class, but felt unsatisfied because I didn't have a use ...
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Hamming graphs and power series

Let $i$ and $h$ be two adjacent nodes in a Hamming graph and let $a$ be any positive real. Let us denote by $d_{ij}$ the distance between node $i$ and node $j$ in the graph. I'm trying to find a ...
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request sources about self-dual cyclic codes

X. Kai and S. Zhu in the paper "On cyclic self-dual codes", AAECC, vol. 19, pp. 509-525, 2008, at page 510 in line 6 said that, It is well Known that there are no cyclic self-dual codes over $F_q$ ...
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stabilizer always abelian? [closed]

Let G be a finite group acting on a finite dimensional vector space V. Let C be a nontrivial subspace of V. Let H be the subgroup of G that fixes C pointwise (the stabilizer of C). I'm fairly sure ...
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Subset-Free Codes

For each non-negative integer $n$, what antichain(s) in $\{0,1\}^n$ with the pointwise partial order: $\;\;$ 1. $\;$ have the most elements $\;\;$ 2. $\;$ minimize the maximum of its elements' sum ...
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The generator polynomial of cyclic code

Let $q$ be a power of prime number $p$ and let $F_{q^2}$ be a finite field of order $q^2$. Suppose that "-" be a conjugation operation that is defined as follow: $-:F_{q^2} ‎\longrightarrow‎ ...
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Intersecting Hamming spheres: is $|A\stackrel k+E|\ge|A|$?

Since my original posting some ten days ago, I discovered an amazing example which changed significantly my perception of the problem. Accordingly, the whole post got re-written now. The most ...
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Lovasz theta function - uses

Lovasz theta function bounds the Shannon capacity of graphs. What are some other uses of the function - especially in asymptotic coding theory and optimization problems?
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Number of points on a complex sphere with pairwise inner product restriction

Considered the following inner products: $(1)$ $\langle x,y \rangle = \sum_{t=1}^{n}x_{t}y_{t}$ $(2)$ $\langle x,y \rangle_{c} = \sum_{t=1}^{n}x_{t}\bar{y}_{t}$ consider the following surfaces: ...
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Can you hide a letter without losing information?

Consider the following game between Alice and Bob. $\Sigma$ is a finite nonempty alphabet, $\Delta \notin \Sigma$ denotes a special symbol, and $k > 0$ is a positive integer constant representing ...
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An isoperimetric problem on the hypercube

Fix integer $n\ge 1$, and let $E=\{e_1,...,e_n\}$ denote the standard basis of the vector space ${\mathbb F}_2^n$. Thus, for a set $A\subset{\mathbb F}_2^n$, the sumset $A+E:=\{a+e\colon a\in A,\ e\in ...
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binary code with constant hamming distance

I want as many 80-bits words as possible with the constraint that the hamming distance between any couple of words is exactly 40. How many can I generate? Is there a generic formula telling me how ...
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A search for optimal order ideals

At the behest of Gerhard Paseman I'll describe the problem that I alluded to in name for a partial order. Let $M = M(\infty)$ denote the set of all finite subsets of the positive integers ...
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Optimization problem related to parity check code

I have n data blocks and k parity blocks distributed across m boxes. Each parity block is Ex-or of some data block (for ease of understanding we can assume each data/parity block as a single bit) and ...
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Lee codes and $n$-torus

This is in continuation with this post: Geometric/Analytic techniques for constructive and asymptotic bounds in the Lee metric Codes over alphabet $\mathbb{Z}_{q}$ of length $n$ for the Lee metric ...
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Geometric/Analytic techniques for constructive and asymptotic bounds in the Lee metric

Slight extension of cross posting from http://cstheory.stackexchange.com/questions/7408/lee-metric-gilbert-varshamov-and-hamming-bounds-for-larger-relative-distance-rang (closed there) The following ...