I am looking for code that detect an error and it's position (or an aproximation of it), this is more than an error detector code but a little less than a correcting code.

Do you know something like this or some literature that I can check?

  • $\begingroup$ If you can correct an error, then by comparing the received codeword to the corrected one, you can identify the position of the error. $\endgroup$ – Yuval Filmus Nov 2 '18 at 16:05
  • $\begingroup$ @YuvalFilmus Thanks for your comment, yes what you said is true but that won't be near to optimal because I need just the location of the error and not the correction itself. $\endgroup$ – Luis GC Nov 4 '18 at 21:11
  • $\begingroup$ If you know the locations of the errors, you can correct them. $\endgroup$ – Yuval Filmus Nov 4 '18 at 22:16

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