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Pubblication Details
Authors:Travis Gagie
Giovanni Manzini
Scientific Area:Text Compression and Indexing
Title:Move-to-Front, Distance Coding, and Inversion Frequencies Revisited
Published on:TR-INF-2008-03-02-UNIPMN
Publisher:Computer Science Department, UPO
Tipo Pubblicazione:Technical Report
Abstract:Move-to-Front, Distance Coding and Inversion Frequencies are three somewhat related techniques used to process the output of the Burrows-Wheeler Transform. In this paper we analyze these techniques from the point of view of how effective they are in the task of compressing low-entropy strings, that is, strings which have many regularities and are therefore highly compressible. This is a non-trivial task since many compressors have non-constant overheads that become non-negligible when the input string is highly compressible. Because of the properties of the Burrows-Wheeler transform, being