Huffman/Lempel-Ziv Compression Methods

  • Bill Buchanan

Abstract

Normally, general data compression does not take into account the type of data which is being compressed and is lossless. It can be applied to computer data files, documents, images, and so on. The two main techniques are statistical coding and repetitive sequence suppression. This chapter discusses two of the most widely used methods for general data compression: Huffman coding and Lempel-Ziv coding.

Keywords

Hard Disk Drive Magic Number Huffman Code Code Table Variable Length Code 
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Copyright information

© Springer Science+Business Media Dordrecht 1999

Authors and Affiliations

  • Bill Buchanan
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  1. 1.Napier UniversityScotland

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