The problem of searching for perfect codes has attracted great attention since the paper by Golomb and Welch, in which the existence of these codes over Lee metric spaces was considered. Since perfect codes are not very common, the problem of searching for quasi-perfect codes is also of great interest. In this aspect, also quasi-perfect Lee codes have been… (More)
In this paper we present a generalization of the perfect codes derived from the quotient rings of Gaussian integers. We call this class of codes quasi-perfect, which in addition to preserving the property of being geometrically uniform codes they are able to correct more error patterns than the perfect codes.