Improved existence bounds on IPP codes using the Clique Lovász Local Lemma
Document typeConference report
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE)
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CitationAranda, C., Fernandez, M. Improved existence bounds on IPP codes using the Clique Lovász Local Lemma. A: IEEE International Symposium on Information Theory. "2017 IEEE International Symposium on InformationTheory (ISIT 2017): Aachen, Germany: 25-30 June 2017". Aachen: Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), 2017, p. 3160-3164.