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A word-based compression technique for text files

Journal of library automation [June 1978]


Abstract: This paper presents a word-based technique for storing natural language text in compact form. The compressed text consists of a dictionary and a text that is a combination of actual running text and pointers to the dictionary. The word-based technique nearly halves the storage required with no loss in information. Furthermore, the process requires only a moderate amount of time overhead to compress and store the text and can retrieve and decode the encoded text faster than the original text can be retrieved.

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Publication Year:1978
Type of Material:Article
Language English
Published in: Journal of library automation
Publication Info:Volume 11 Number 02
Issue:June 1978
Publisher:Library Information and Technology Association
Place of Publication:Chicago, IL
Record Number:2173
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