TY - GEN

T1 - Lossless coding of correlated sources with actions in acyclic directed networks

AU - Sabag, Oron

AU - Permuter, Haim H.

AU - Cohen, Asaf

PY - 2014

Y1 - 2014

N2 - This work studies the problem of distributed compression of correlated sources with an action-dependent joint distribution. This class of problems are in fact extensions of the Slepian-Wolf model, but where cost-constrained actions affect the generation of one of the sources. A network setup is investigated for the case where actions are taken at the encoder. The first source is available at a node in the network, this node can take actions which affect the generation of the other source which is available at different node in the network. Transmission occurs over a general, acyclic, directed network and both sources are required in a set of terminal nodes. The purpose of this work is to study the implications of actions on the set of achievable rates. For this network, generalized cut-set bounds are derived, and a full characterization of the set of achievable rates using single-letter expressions is provided, showing how actions affect the achievable region in a non-trivial manner. Random linear network coding is proved to be optimal in this setup, even though this is not a classical multicast problem. As a special case of this network we study a multi-user setup with two encoders and one decoder, each source is available to one encoder and transmission occurs over rate-limited link. The optimal rate region for this case is characterized, and calculated for a binary example.

AB - This work studies the problem of distributed compression of correlated sources with an action-dependent joint distribution. This class of problems are in fact extensions of the Slepian-Wolf model, but where cost-constrained actions affect the generation of one of the sources. A network setup is investigated for the case where actions are taken at the encoder. The first source is available at a node in the network, this node can take actions which affect the generation of the other source which is available at different node in the network. Transmission occurs over a general, acyclic, directed network and both sources are required in a set of terminal nodes. The purpose of this work is to study the implications of actions on the set of achievable rates. For this network, generalized cut-set bounds are derived, and a full characterization of the set of achievable rates using single-letter expressions is provided, showing how actions affect the achievable region in a non-trivial manner. Random linear network coding is proved to be optimal in this setup, even though this is not a classical multicast problem. As a special case of this network we study a multi-user setup with two encoders and one decoder, each source is available to one encoder and transmission occurs over rate-limited link. The optimal rate region for this case is characterized, and calculated for a binary example.

UR - http://www.scopus.com/inward/record.url?scp=84906568872&partnerID=8YFLogxK

U2 - 10.1109/ISIT.2014.6875049

DO - 10.1109/ISIT.2014.6875049

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AN - SCOPUS:84906568872

SN - 9781479951864

T3 - IEEE International Symposium on Information Theory - Proceedings

SP - 1331

EP - 1335

BT - 2014 IEEE International Symposium on Information Theory, ISIT 2014

PB - Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.

T2 - 2014 IEEE International Symposium on Information Theory, ISIT 2014

Y2 - 29 June 2014 through 4 July 2014

ER -