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Vectorized VByte Decoding

@article{Plaisance2015VectorizedVD,
  title={Vectorized VByte Decoding},
  author={Jeff Plaisance and Nathan Kurz and Daniel Lemire},
  journal={ArXiv},
  year={2015},
  volume={abs/1503.07387}
}
We consider the ubiquitous technique of VByte compression, which represents each integer as a variable length sequence of bytes. The low 7 bits of each byte encode a portion of the integer, and the high bit of each byte is reserved as a continuation flag. This flag is set to 1 for all bytes except the last, and the decoding of each integer is complete when a byte with a high bit of 0 is encountered. VByte decoding can be a performance bottleneck especially when the unpredictable lengths of the… 

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