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Title: Method for compression of binary data

The disclosed method for compression of a series of data bytes, based on LZSS-based compression methods, provides faster decompression of the stored data. The method involves the creation of a flag bit buffer in a random access memory device for temporary storage of flag bits generated during normal LZSS-based compression. The flag bit buffer stores the flag bits separately from their corresponding pointers and uncompressed data bytes until all input data has been read. Then, the flag bits are appended to the compressed output stream of data. Decompression can be performed much faster because bit manipulation is only required when reading the flag bits and not when reading uncompressed data bytes and pointers. Uncompressed data is read using byte length instructions and pointers are read using word instructions, thus reducing the time required for decompression. 5 figs.
Inventors:
Issue Date:
OSTI Identifier:
212603
Assignee:
Dept. of Energy, Washington, DC (United States) PTO; SCA: 990200; PA: EDB-96:069665; SN: 96001565474
Patent Number(s):
US 5,502,439/A/
Application Number:
PAN: 8-243,164
Contract Number:
AC09-89SR18035
Resource Relation:
Other Information: PBD: 26 Mar 1996
Research Org:
Westinghouse Savannah River Co
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
99 MATHEMATICS, COMPUTERS, INFORMATION SCIENCE, MANAGEMENT, LAW, MISCELLANEOUS; COMPUTERS; DATA PROCESSING; PERFORMANCE; MEMORY DEVICES; TIME DEPENDENCE

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