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Text Compaction by Word Mapping

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000053381D
Original Publication Date: 1981-Jun-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Feb-12

Publishing Venue

IBM

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Authors:
Bringol, CR Kroeger, WL Nguyen, HH [+details]

Abstract

Disclosed is a text compaction technique which uses the statistic structure internal to words as the primary mode to effect data compaction. The encoding/decoding technique also allows any combination of defined letters, symbols, etc., to be handled by providing an "exit" from the basic algorithm to another mode to allow completion of a word. A textual word is defined as beginning after a space in ordinary text and continuing until another space is encountered.