Data Compression

  • William Buchanan
Part of the Macmillan Master Series book series (MMSS)


Data compression is becoming an important subject as more and more digital information is required to be stored and transmitted. Many data transmission systems have a limited data rate and data storage is restricted. For example an uncompressed digitized video stored on CD-ROM would only last 30 seconds (approximately 648 MB of data). Data compression normally involves analysing the source of the information and determining if there is redundant data in it


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© William Buchanan 1997

Authors and Affiliations

  • William Buchanan
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  1. 1.Department of Electrical and Electronic EngineeringNapier UniversityEdinburghUK

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