On the Achievable Rates of Sources Having a Group Alphabet in a Distributed Source Coding Setting
Source: University of Michigan
The authors consider the problem of compression via homomorphic encoding of a source having a group alphabet. This is motivated by the problem of distributed function computation, where it is known that if one is only interested in computing a function of several sources, then one can at times improve upon the compression rate required by the Slepian-Wolf bound. The functions of interest are those which could be represented by the binary operation in the group.