Content independent data compression method and system

  • US 20060181441A1
  • Filed: 04/08/2006
  • Published: 08/17/2006
  • Est. Priority Date: 12/11/1998
  • Status: Active Grant
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1. A method comprising:

  • receiving as input a data stream comprising at least one data block;

    compressing said data block with a plurality of encoders;

    determining the encoder from said plurality of encoders that achieved the highest compression ratio;

    providing a compressed data block from the encoder from said plurality of encoders that achieved the highest compression ratio; and

    providing a data compression type descriptor, representative of the encoder that provided the highest compression ratio, with said compressed data block.

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