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ERIC Number: ED100137
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1973-Apr
Pages: 14
Abstractor: N/A
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Variable-Length Character String Analyses of Three Data-Bases, and their Application for File Compression.
Barton, Ian J.; And Others
A novel text analysis and characterization method involves the generation from text samples of sets of variable-length character strings. These sets are intermediate in number between the character set and the total number of words in a data base; their distribution is less disparate than those of either characters or words. The size of the sets of character strings (key-sets) can be varied arbitrarily by changing parameters. The characteristics of three scientific data bases (two disciplinary, one interdisciplinary) are compared in terms of key-sets of different sizes. Application of the key-sets for file compression, using a variable to fixed-length coding strategy, is discussed. (Author)
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Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers
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Note: Paper presented at the ASLIB Annual Conference, University of Durham, April, 1973