On the extended error-correcting capabilities of the Quaternary Preparata codes

M Greferath*, U Vellbinger

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We prove extended error-correcting capabilities of the quaternary Preparata codes. These are metrically reflected by a slight and simple modification of the Lee distance on Z(4): we change the weight of the element 2 to 4/3 and leave all remaining weights untouched.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)2018-2019
Number of pages2
JournalIEEE Transactions on Information Theory
Issue number5
Publication statusPublished - Sep 1998
MoE publication typeA1 Journal article-refereed


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  • lLinear code
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