algorithm FGK


Definition: An adaptive Huffman coding scheme. Coding is never much worse than twice optimal.

Generalization (I am a kind of ...)
adaptive Huffman coding.

See also Vitter's algorithm.

Author: PEB

More information

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Donald E. Knuth, Dynamic Huffman Coding, Journal of Algorithms, 6(2):163-180, June 1985.

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