Code and parse trees for lossless source encoding

@article{Abrahams1997CodeAP,
  title={Code and parse trees for lossless source encoding},
  author={Julia Abrahams},
  journal={Proceedings. Compression and Complexity of SEQUENCES 1997 (Cat. No.97TB100171)},
  year={1997},
  pages={145-171}
}
  • J. Abrahams
  • Published 11 June 1997
  • Computer Science
  • Proceedings. Compression and Complexity of SEQUENCES 1997 (Cat. No.97TB100171)
This paper surveys the theoretical literature on fixed-to-variable-length lossless source code trees, called code trees, and on variable-length-to-fixed lossless source code trees, called parse trees. In particular, the following code tree topics are outlined in this survey: characteristics of the Huffman (1952) code tree; Huffman-type coding for infinite source alphabets and universal coding; the Huffman problem subject to a lexicographic constraint, or the Hu-Tucker (1982) problem; the… 
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