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The statistical significance of error probability as determined from decoding simulations for long codesThe very low error probability obtained with long error-correcting codes results in a very small number of observed errors in simulation studies of practical size and renders the usual confidence interval techniques inapplicable to the observed error probability. A natural extension of the notion of a 'confidence interval' is made and applied to such determinations of error probability by simulation. An example is included to show the surprisingly great significance of as few as two decoding errors in a very large number of decoding trials.
Document ID
19770055328
Document Type
Conference Proceedings
Authors
Massey, J. L. (Notre Dame, University Notre Dame, Ind., United States)
Date Acquired
August 9, 2013
Publication Date
January 1, 1976
Subject Category
CYBERNETICS
Meeting Information
Annual Pittsburgh Conference on Modeling and simulation(Pittsburgh, PA)
Funding Number(s)
CONTRACT_GRANT: NSG-5025
Distribution Limits
Public
Copyright
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