A Guide to Data Compression Methods / Edition 1

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A concise guide of essential data compression methods and algorithms for text, audio and imaging data.

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"The author has done an excellent job. He has written a practical guidebook that covers the range of compression issues, from arithmetic compression to wavelet compression, passing through compression methods for static images, video, and audio. The mathematical framework used in comprehensive without being messy. The author describes every method with no more than the necessary mathematical theory. He also provides easy-to-follow examples, which solve the few doubts the reader might have after reading the theory." —Computing Reviews

"The current book is intended for people interested in a basic understanding of the increasingly important field of data compression … . this book is nicely written and well organized. … the author has done a very good job in explaining all these complicated concepts, and presenting related algorithms and their analysis, with a minimal amount of mathematics. This is remarkable. Another good feature of this book is that … it contains many examples that are well chosen, easy to follow, and real." (Zhizhang Shen, Zentralblatt Math, Vol. 996 (21), 2002)

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780387952604
  • Publisher: Springer New York
  • Publication date: 2/8/2002
  • Edition description: 2002
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 295
  • Sales rank: 1,136,775
  • Product dimensions: 7.10 (w) x 9.12 (h) x 0.55 (d)

Table of Contents

1. Statistical Methods.- 1 Entropy.- 2 Variable-Size Codes.- 3 Decoding.- 4 Huffman Coding.- 5 Adaptive Huffman Coding.- 6 Facsimile Compression.- 7 Arithmetic Coding.- 8 Adaptive Arithmetic Coding.- 2. Dictionary Methods.- 1 LZ77 (Sliding Window).- 2 LZSS.- 3 LZ78.- 4 LZW.- 5 Summary.- 3. Image Compression.- 1 Introduction.- 2 Image Types.- 3 Approaches to Image Compression.- 4 Intuitive Methods.- 5 Image Transforms.- 6 Progressive Image Compression.- 7 JPEG.- 8 JPEG-LS.- 4. Wavelet Methods.- 1 Averaging and Differencing.- 2 The Haar Transform.- 3 Subband Transforms.- 4 Filter Banks.- 5 Deriving the Filter Coefficients.- 6 The DWT.- 7 Examples.- 8 The Daubechies Wavelets.- 9 SPIHT.- 5. Video Compression.- 1 Basic Principles.- 2 Suboptimal Search Methods.- 6. Audio Compression.- 1 Sound.- 2 Digital Audio.- 3 The Human Auditory System.- 4 Conventional Methods.- 5 MPEG-1 Audio Layers.- Joining the Data Compression Community.- Appendix of Algorithms.

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