Source Coding for Dependent Sources
In this paper, the authors address the capacity region of multi-source multi-terminal network communication problems, and study the change in capacity when one moves from independent to dependent source information. Specifically, they ask whether the trade-off between capacity and source independence is of continuous nature. They tie the question at hand to that of edge removal which has seen recent interest. The main contribution of this paper is in a connection the authors make between the question at hand and the recently studied "Edge Removal" problem in which they ask to quantify the loss in capacity when removing a single edge from a given network.