An efficient construction of self-dual codes

Jon Lark Kim, Yoonjin Lee

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Self-dual codes have been actively studied because of their connections with other mathematical areas including t-designs, invariant theory, group theory, lattices, and modular forms. We presented the building-up construction for self-dual codes over GF(q) with q ≡ 1 (mod 4), and over other certain rings (see [19], [20]). Since then, the existence of the building-up construction for the open case over GF(q) with q = pr ≡ 3 (mod 4) with an odd prime p satisfying p ≡ 3 (mod 4) with r odd has not been solved. In this paper, we answer it positively by presenting the building-up construction explicitly. As examples, we present new optimal self-dual [16, 8, 7] codes over GF(7) and new self-dual codes over GF(7) with the best known parameters [24, 12, 9].

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)915-923
Number of pages9
JournalBulletin of the Korean Mathematical Society
Issue number3
StatePublished - 2015

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  • Building-up construction
  • Linear codes
  • Self-dual codes


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