Managing Gigabytes: Compressing and Indexing Documents and Images
Ian H. Witten, Alistair Moffat, Timothy C. BellISBN: 1558605703;
In this fully updated second edition of the highly acclaimed Managing Gigabytes , authors Witten, Moffat, and Bell continue to provide unparalleled coverage of state-of-the-art techniques for compressing and indexing data. Whatever your field, if you work with large quantities of information, this book is essential reading - an authoritative theoretical resource and a practical guide to meeting the toughest storage and access challenges. It covers the latest developments in compression and indexing and their application on the Web and in digital libraries. It also details dozens of powerful techniques supported by mg, the authors' own system for compressing, storing, and retrieving text, images, and textual images; mg's source code is freely available on the Web. Up-to-date coverage of new text compression algorithms such as block sorting, approximate arithmetic coding, and fat Huffman coding New sections on content-based index compression and...
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