Re: Data compression

From: Hans Aberg (
Date: Wed May 04 2005 - 18:47:58 CDT

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    At 23:37 +0200 2005/05/04, Philippe Verdy wrote:
    >Also, an image is by itself a self-contained object, and noone
    >really needs a direct access to the value of an individual pixel.
    >This is not the case for text, where one frequently needs to
    >enumerate the abstract characters (code points) that make up a

    If one can make 30 times loss-less data compression without being
    able to search, that would still be interesting for archiving and
    backup systems. One should note though that the success of data
    compression depends much on the types of data one is compression, and
    how intelligent the software is in finding regularities.

       Hans Aberg

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