Variable-Length Non-Overlapping Codes

@article{Bilotta2017VariableLengthNC,
  title={Variable-Length Non-Overlapping Codes},
  author={Stefano Bilotta},
  journal={IEEE Transactions on Information Theory},
  year={2017},
  volume={63},
  pages={6530-6537}
}
  • S. Bilotta
  • Published 12 May 2016
  • Computer Science
  • IEEE Transactions on Information Theory
We define a variable-length code having the property that no (non-empty) prefix of each its codeword is a suffix of any other one, and vice versa. This kind of code can be seen as an extension of two well-known codes in the literature, called, respectively, fix-free code and non-overlapping code. In this paper we present constructive algorithms for such codes and some numerical results about their cardinality. 

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