partial-response maximum-likelihood technique
partial-response maximum-likelihood technique[¦pär·shəl ri‚späns ′mak·sə·məm ¦līk·lē‚hu̇d tek‚nēk]
A method of constructing a digital data stream from an analog signal by using information acquired by sampling the analog waveform at selected instants of time rather than using the entire waveform, and then applying the Viterbi algorithm to find the most likely sequence of bits. Abbreviated PRML technique.
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