A word-based compression technique for text files
Journal of library automation
Weiss, Stephen F~Vernon, Russel L, III
Copyright (c) 1978 Library Information and Technology Association
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.