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In computer science and information theory, data compression, source coding or bit-rate reduction is the process of encoding information using fewer bits than the original representation would use. Compression is useful because it helps reduce the consumption of expensive resources, such as hard disk space or transmission bandwidth. On the downside, compressed data must be decompressed to be used, and this extra processing may be detrimental to some applications. For instance, a compression scheme for video may require expensive hardware for the video to be decompressed fast enough to be viewed as it is being decompressed (the option of decompressing the video in full before watching it may be inconvenient, and requires storage space for the decompressed video). The design of data compression schemes therefore involves trade-offs among various factors, including the degree of compression, the amount of distortion introduced (if using a lossy compression scheme), and the computational resources required to compress and uncompress the data. (Excerpt from Wikipedia article: Data compression)

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Metadata related to 'data compression' (as derived from all content tagged with this term):

  • Number of articles referring to 'data compression': 2 (0.1% of published articles)
  • Total references to 'data compression' across all Ariadne articles: 2
  • Average number of references to 'data compression' per Ariadne article: 1.00
  • Earliest Ariadne article referring to 'data compression': 1996-07
  • Trending factor of 'data compression': 0 (see FAQs on monitoring of trends)

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Top authors

Ariadne contributors most frequently referring to 'data compression':

  1. hugh wellesley-smith (see articles on this topic by this author)
  2. neil h. mclachlan (see articles on this topic by this author)

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ILEJ: Internet Library of Early Journals

Hugh Wellesley-Smith turns back the clock with a description of the Internet Library for early journals digitisation project.

July 1996, issue4, project update

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