In this work we relax the usual separability assumption made in rate-distortion literature and propose f-separable distortion measures, which are well suited to model non-linear penalties. The main insight behind f-separable distortion measures is to define an n-letter distortion measure to be an f-mean of single-letter distortions. We prove a rate-distortion coding theorem for stationary ergodic sources with f-separable distortion measures, and provide some illustrative examples of the resulting rate-distortion functions. Finally, we discuss connections between f-separable distortion measures, and the subadditive distortion measure previously proposed in literature.
All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes
- Physics and Astronomy(all)
- F-separable distortion measure
- Rate-distortion function
- Subadditive distortion measure