Definition: A full binary tree that represents a coding, such as produced by Huffman coding. Each leaf is an encoded symbol. The path from the root to a leaf is its codeword.
Generalization (I am a kind of ...)
full binary tree, trie.
Aggregate parent (I am a part of or used in ...)
See also prefix code.
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Entry modified 30 April 2007.
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Paul E. Black, "coding tree", in Dictionary of Algorithms and Data Structures [online], Vreda Pieterse and Paul E. Black, eds. 30 April 2007. (accessed TODAY) Available from: https://www.nist.gov/dads/HTML/codingTree.html