Weakly mutually uncorrelated codes

S. M. Hossein, Tabatabaei Yazdi, Han Mao Kiah, Olgica Milenkovic

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We introduce the notion of weakly mutually uncorrelated (WMU) sequences, motivated by applications in DNA-based storage systems and synchronization protocols. WMU sequences are characterized by the property that no sufficiently long suffix of one sequence is the prefix of the same or another sequence. In addition, WMU sequences used in DNA-based storage systems are required to have balanced compositions of symbols and to be at large mutual Hamming distance from each other. We present a number of constructions for balanced, error-correcting WMU codes using Dyck paths, Knuth's balancing principle, prefix synchronized and cyclic codes.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationProceedings - ISIT 2016; 2016 IEEE International Symposium on Information Theory
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
Number of pages5
ISBN (Electronic)9781509018062
StatePublished - Aug 10 2016
Event2016 IEEE International Symposium on Information Theory, ISIT 2016 - Barcelona, Spain
Duration: Jul 10 2016Jul 15 2016

Publication series

NameIEEE International Symposium on Information Theory - Proceedings
ISSN (Print)2157-8095


Other2016 IEEE International Symposium on Information Theory, ISIT 2016

ASJC Scopus subject areas

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


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