Data Compression Techniques
Data compression has important application in the field of file storage and distributed systems. It helps in reducing redundancy in stored or communicated data. This paper studies various compression techniques and analyzes the approaches used in data compression. Furthermore, information theory concepts that relates to aims and evaluation of data compression methods are briefly discussed. A framework for the evaluation and comparison of various compression algorithms is constructed and applied to the algorithms presented here. This paper reports the theoretical and practical nature of compression algorithms. Moreover, it also discusses the future possibilities of research work in the field of data compression.