John M. Danskin

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Images are usually transmitted across the Internet using a lossless protocol such as TCP/IP. Lossless protocols require retransmission of lost packets, which substantially increases transmission time. We introduce a fast lossy Internet image transmission scheme (FLIIT) for compressed images which eliminates retransmission delays by strategically shielding(More)
Network bandwidth has always been a key issue for multimedia protocols. Many potential users of networked multimedia protocols will continue to have low bandwidth network connections for some time: copper wire ISDN, infra-red, cellular modems, etc.. Compression provides potential relief for users of slow networks by increasing effective bandwidth. Higher(More)
Images are usually transmitted across the Internet using a lossless protocol such as TCP/IP. Lossless protocols require retransmission of lost packets, which substantially increases transmission time. We introduce a fast lossy Internet image transmission scheme (FLIIT) for compressed images which uses forward error correction to eliminate retransmission(More)
Pattern-matching based document compression systems rely on finding a small set of patterns that can be used to represent all of the ink in the document. Finding an optimal set of patterns is NP-hard; previous compression schemes have resorted to heuristics. We extend the cross-entropy approach, used previously for measuring pattern similarity, to this(More)
We present a Pattern Matching Based Compression (PMBC) system which compresses scanned documents into PostScript format. The output of a PMBC system is a pattern library, or font, and a series of pattern indices and positions. PMBC represents scanned documents in the same way that word processing programs represent their output pages. We explore various(More)
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