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Autosophy still image compression
Author(s): Klaus E. Holtz; Eric S. Holtz; Diana Kalienky
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Paper Abstract

A new image compression format is being developed to replace the gif and tif formats for Internet image transmission. Based on the Autosophy information theory, the new format is especially suited to the Internet. Features include much higher compression ratios, improved resistance to the Internet's Quality of Service (QoS) problems, a universal hardware-independent communication format, and optional codebook encryption for secure communications. The all 16 bit data format allows the mixing of other Internet data types (including the live video, sound, text, and random bit files) within a universal communication protocol. Encoding speed is less than a second per image. Hardware chipsets are necessary for real-time encoding speed, but real-time retrieval can be achieved using software only. Conventional lossless image compression formats use the dynamically growing tree libraries of the LZW code. That yields minimal compression for small images and creates great sensitivity to transmission errors. The new image compression format, in contrast, uses a fixed pre-grown hyperspace pattern library. That provides much higher compression ratios, increased error resistance, and even optional encryption. The same algorithms can provide either lossless compression according to the Shannon theory or visually lossless compression according to the Autosophy theory.

Paper Details

Date Published: 10 January 2003
PDF: 12 pages
Proc. SPIE 5018, Internet Imaging IV, (10 January 2003); doi: 10.1117/12.473370
Show Author Affiliations
Klaus E. Holtz, Autosophy (United States)
Eric S. Holtz, Autosophy (United States)
Diana Kalienky, Autosophy (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 5018:
Internet Imaging IV
Simone Santini; Raimondo Schettini, Editor(s)

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