Date Added: Oct 2012
The authors address the problem of creating an adaptive source coding algorithm for a genomic encryption protocol using a small alphabet such as the nucleotide bases represented in the genetic code. For codewords derived from an alphabet of N plaintext with probability of occurrence, p, the authors describe a mapping into a floating point representation of the codewords which are translated into genomic codewords derived from a novel modification of the Shannon-Fano-Elias coding process. Errors in the reverse decoding process are processed through an adaptive, self-correcting codebook to determine the best fit codeword decoding solution. A genetic algorithmic approach to error correction within the source coding is also summarized.