Distributed and cascade lossy source coding with a side information "vending machine"

Behzad Ahmadi, Osvaldo Simeone

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Abstract

Source coding with a side information "vending machine" is a recently proposed framework in which the statistical relationship between the side information available at the decoder and the source sequence can be controlled by the decoder based on the message received from the encoder. In this paper, the characterization of the optimal rate-distortion performance as a function of the cost associated with the control actions is extended from the previously studied point-to-point set-up to two multiterminal models. First, a distributed source coding model is studied, in which two encoders communicate over rate-limited links to a decoder, whose side information can be controlled based on the control actions selected by one of the encoders. The rate-distortion-cost region is characterized under the assumption of lossless reconstruction of the source encoded by the node that does not control the side information. Then, a three-node cascade scenario is investigated, in which the last node has controllable side information. The rate-distortion-cost region is derived for general distortion requirements and under the assumption of "causal" availability of side information at the last node.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publication2012 IEEE International Symposium on Information Theory Proceedings, ISIT 2012
Pages184-188
Number of pages5
DOIs
StatePublished - Oct 22 2012
Event2012 IEEE International Symposium on Information Theory, ISIT 2012 - Cambridge, MA, United States
Duration: Jul 1 2012Jul 6 2012

Publication series

NameIEEE International Symposium on Information Theory - Proceedings

Other

Other2012 IEEE International Symposium on Information Theory, ISIT 2012
Country/TerritoryUnited States
CityCambridge, MA
Period7/1/127/6/12

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Theoretical Computer Science
  • Information Systems
  • Modeling and Simulation
  • Applied Mathematics

Keywords

  • Distributed source coding
  • cascade source coding
  • observation costs
  • rate-distortion theory
  • side information

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