Prefaces.- Introduction - Basic Techniques.- Statistical Methods.- Dictionary Methods.- Image Compression.- Wavelet Methods.- Video Compression.- Audio Compression.- Other Methods.- Answers to Exercises.- Bibliography.- Glossary.- Joining the Data Compression Community.- Index.
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