A GUARANTEED DATA COMPRESSION TECHNIOUE FOR PICTORIAL INPUTS
Original Publication Date: 1983-Aug-31
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2004-Apr-04
Xerox Disclosure Journal
With the continuing growth of modern communication technology, the transmission and the storage of digitized information is increasing rapidly. However, a standard 85 x 11" page sampled at 300 spi x 300 spi (spi = "spots per inch") will generate 8.415 million bits for a binary representation. Clearly, such a high volume of data is not economical to store or transmit directly and hence there is great interest in techniques for compression data of this type. In the past, much effort has been expended on compressing text material but less work has been done for graphic pictures.