The rate transfer argument in two-stage scenarios: When does it matter?

@article{Tuncel2009TheRT,
  title={The rate transfer argument in two-stage scenarios: When does it matter?},
  author={Ertem Tuncel},
  journal={2009 IEEE International Symposium on Information Theory},
  year={2009},
  pages={41-45}
}
The significance of the rate transfer argument used in a class of two-stage source and channel coding problems is discussed. A very simple necessary and sufficient condition is derived as to when the argument helps expand the achievability region. Special attention is paid to several example scenarios such as successive refinement with or without side… CONTINUE READING