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Hello experts,
i am planning to develop a compression software in my M.Sc project.
Please suggest me which algorithm can be worked on at student level. i am not asking you to do my work or assignment, i just want few basic guidelines so that i can start with right choice and right track.
i will be using vb 6.
Please help.
Thanks.
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Why not try this?...

[ http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Huffman_coding ]

See also:
[ http://www.prepressure.com/techno/compressionhuffman.htm ]

Good luck! :)

BFN,

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a bit more recent algorithm may be BWT (Burrows Wheeler Transform) which is about 14% better than Limpel-Zev/Huffman.

http://bijective.dogma.net/compres9.htm
http://www.dogma.net/markn/articles/bwt/bwt.htm
http://www.data-compression.info/Algorithms/BWT/

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you might also consider algorithms that compress specific file types as another exercise.
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Thanks for the 'B' grading.

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