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Autosophy information theory provides lossless data and video compression based on the data content
Author(s): Klaus E. Holtz; Eric S. Holtz; Diana Holtz
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Paper Abstract

A new autosophy information theory provides an alternative to the classical Shannon information theory. Using the new theory in communication networks provides both a high degree of lossless compression and virtually unbreakable encryption codes for network security. The bandwidth in a conventional Shannon communication is determined only by the data volume and the hardware parameters, such as image size; resolution; or frame rates in television. The data content, or what is shown on the screen, is irrelevant. In contrast, the bandwidth in autosophy communication is determined only by data content, such as novelty and movement in television images. It is the data volume and hardware parameters that become irrelevant. Basically, the new communication methods use prior 'knowledge' of the data, stored in a library, to encode subsequent transmissions. The more 'knowledge' stored in the libraries, the higher the potential compression ratio. 'Information' is redefined as that which is not already known by the receiver. Everything already known is redundant and need not be re-transmitted. In a perfect communication each transmission code, called a 'tip,' creates a new 'engram' of knowledge in the library in which each tip transmission can represent any amount of data. Autosophy theories provide six separate learning modes, or omni dimensional networks, all of which can be used for data compression. The new information theory reveals the theoretical flaws of other data compression methods, including: the Huffman; Ziv Lempel; LZW codes and commercial compression codes such as V.42bis and MPEG-2.

Paper Details

Date Published: 16 September 1996
PDF: 15 pages
Proc. SPIE 2952, Digital Compression Technologies and Systems for Video Communications, (16 September 1996); doi: 10.1117/12.251313
Show Author Affiliations
Klaus E. Holtz, Omni Dimensional Networks (United States)
Eric S. Holtz, Omni Dimensional Networks (United States)
Diana Holtz, Omni Dimensional Networks (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 2952:
Digital Compression Technologies and Systems for Video Communications
Naohisa Ohta, Editor(s)

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