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Paper IDO.4.4
Paper Title Characterization of Conditional Independence and Weak Realizations of Multivariate Gaussian Random Variables: Applications to Networks
Authors Charalambos D. Charalambous, University of Cyprus, Cyprus; Jan H. van Schuppen, Van Schuppen Control Research, Netherlands
Session O.4: Multi-terminal Source Coding II
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Track Source Coding
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Abstract The Gray and Wyner lossy source coding for a simple network for sources that generate a tuple of jointly Gaussian random variables (RVs) $X_1 : \Omega \rightarrow {\mathbb R}^{p_1}$ and $X_2 : \Omega \rightarrow {\mathbb R}^{p_2}$, with respect to square-error distortion at the two decoders is re-examined using (1) Hotelling's geometric approach of Gaussian RVs-the canonical variable form, and (2) van Putten's and van Schuppen's parametrization of joint distributions ${\bf P}_{X_1, X_2, W}$ by Gaussian RVs $W : \Omega \rightarrow {\mathbb R}^n $ which make $(X_1,X_2)$ conditionally independent, and the weak stochastic realization of $(X_1, X_2)$. Item (2) is used to parametrize the lossy rate region of the Gray and Wyner source coding problem for joint decoding with mean-square error distortions ${\bf E}\big\{||X_i-\hat{X}_i||_{{\mathbb R}^{p_i}}^2 \big\}\leq \Delta_i \in [0,\infty], i=1,2$, by the covariance matrix of RV $W$. From this then follows Wyner's common information $C_W(X_1,X_2)$ (information definition) is achieved by $W$ with identity covariance matrix, while a formula for Wyner's lossy common information (operational definition) is derived.

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2021 IEEE International Symposium on Information Theory

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