Philip S. Liu, Tzay Y. Young

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For the compression of data fields in the records of a data file, the fixed-length minimum bit (FLMB) method is commonly used. The scheme requires a compression/decompression (C/D) table which could be very large in size. A large C/D table can occupy a large fraction of the main memory space, and it may cause excessive page swapping in virtual memory systems. To reduce the C/D table overhead storage, a two-stage data compression approach is studied in which several methods are used to further compress the C/D table itself. The resulting C/D table decompression time during the regular data decompression process is also examined.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)819-823
Number of pages5
JournalProceedings - IEEE Computer Society's International Computer Software and Applications Conference
StatePublished - Jan 1 1979
EventProc IEEE Comput Soc Int Comput Software Appl Conf 3rd - Chicago, IL, USA
Duration: Nov 6 1979Nov 8 1979

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Software
  • Computer Science Applications


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