In this paper we prove that any additive extended Preparata- like code always verifies a = 0, i.e. it is always a \Z_{4}- linear code. Moreover, we compute the rank and the dimension of the kernel of such Preparata-like codes and also the rank and the kernel of the Z_{4}-dual of these codes, i.e. the Z_{4}- linear Kerdock-like codes.
Key words: Preparata Codes, Kerdock Codes, Kernel, Rank.
Registration: PIRDI-2/02, July 2002.
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