## 抄録

Nishiara and Morita defined an i.i.d. word-valued source which is defined as a pair of an i.i.d. source with a countable alphabet and a function which transforms each symbol into a word over finite alphabet. They showed the asymptotic equipartition property (AEP) of the i.i.d. word-valued source and discussed the relation with source coding algorithm based on a string parsing approach. However, their model is restricted in the i.i.d. case and any universal code for a class of word-valued sources isn't discussed. In this paper, we generalize the i.i.d. word-valued source to the ergodic word-valued source which is defined by an ergodic source with a countable alphabet and a function from each symbol to a word. We show existence of entropy rate of the ergodic word-valued source and its formula. Moreover, we show the recurrence time theorem for the ergodic word-valued source with a finite alphabet. This result clarifies that Ziv-Lempel code (ZL77 code) is universal for the ergodic word-valued source.

本文言語 | English |
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ページ（範囲） | 2517-2525 |

ページ数 | 9 |

ジャーナル | IEICE Transactions on Fundamentals of Electronics, Communications and Computer Sciences |

巻 | E86-A |

号 | 10 |

出版ステータス | Published - 2003 10月 |

## ASJC Scopus subject areas

- 信号処理
- コンピュータ グラフィックスおよびコンピュータ支援設計
- 電子工学および電気工学
- 応用数学