Rate-distortion function for gamma sources under absolute-log distortion measure


We evaluate the rate-distortion function for the i.i.d. gamma sources with respect to the absolute-log distortion measure. The logarithmic transformation reduces this rate-distortion problem to that under the absolute distortion measure. Extending the explicit evaluation of the rate-distortion function for the Gaussian sources, we obtain the parametric form of the rate-distortion function. We show that the optimal distribution of reconstruction consists of a continuous component enclosed by left and right discrete components and the left discrete component vanishes when the allowed distortion is small.

Proceedings of 2013 IEEE International Symposium on Information Theory (ISIT2013)