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A universal algorithm for sequential data compression

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A universal algorithm for sequential data compression is presented. Its performance is investigated with respect to a nonprobabilistic model of constrained sources. The compression ratio achieved by the proposed universal code uniformly approaches the lower bounds on the compression ratios attainable by block-to-variable codes and variable-to-block codes designed to match a completely specified source.

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Information Theory, IEEE Transactions on  (Volume:23 ,  Issue: 3 )