Metric structure of linear codes

  • Ruano, Diego, (Project Participant)

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The bilinear form with associated identity matrix is used in coding theory to define the dual code of a linear code, furthermore it endows linear codes with a metric space structure. We used this study of bilinear forms over a finite field to give a decomposition of an arbitrary linear code similar to the one obtained for generalized toric codes. Such a decomposition, called geometric decomposition of a linear code, can be obtained in a constructive way; it allows us to express easily the dual code of a linear code and provides us with a method to estimate their minimum distance.
Effective start/end date01/09/200931/08/2012


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