Lengthening and the Gilbert-Varshamov bound

coauthor Jürgen Bierbrauer

IEEE Transactions on Information Theory 43 (1997), 991-992.



We use lengthening and an enhanced version of the Gilbert-Varshamov lower bound for linear codes to construct a large number of record-breaking codes. Our main theorem may be seen as a closure operation on data bases.

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