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Design and analysis of fast text compression based on quasi-arithmetic coding

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2 Author(s)
Howard, P.G. ; Dept. of Comput. Sci., Brown Univ., Providence, RI, USA ; Vitter, J.S.

A detailed algorithm for fast text compression, related to the PPM method, simplifies the modeling phase by eliminating the escape mechanism, and speeds up coding by using a combination of quasi-arithmetic coding and Rice coding. The authors provide details of the use of quasi-arithmetic code tables, and analyze their compression performance. The Fast PPM method is shown experimentally to be almost twice as fast as the PPMC method, while giving comparable compression

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Data Compression Conference, 1993. DCC '93.

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