Online compression of ASCII files

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Conference Proceeding


The paper discusses a technique for on-line compression of ASCII files. There is a need for fast compression technique that can also produce no overhead data, and with a set amount of memory. Current text compression methods are possibly far superior with some of the characteristics, but none meet all of these needs. The proposed compression scheme uses multiple static dictionaries and a pre-generated variable length code. The method compresses text files of various sizes to approximately 60 percent of their original size.


Compression algorithms; Dictionaries; Frequency; Information technology; Table lookup


Controls and Control Theory | Electrical and Computer Engineering | Electrical and Electronics | Systems and Communications


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