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A method for the construction of minimum-redundancy codes. (English. Russian translation) Zbl 0137.13605
Proc. IRE 40, No. 9, 1098–1101 (1952); Russian translation in Kibern. Sb. 3, 79–87 (1961).
Summary: An optimum method of coding an ensemble of messages consisting of a finite number of members is developed. A minimum-redundancy code is one constructed in such a way that the average number of coding digits per message is minimized.

MSC:
94B25 Combinatorial codes
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