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Introduction to Data Compression, 4th Edition by Khalid Sayood

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Preface

Data compression has been an enabling technology for the information revolution, and as this revolution has changed our lives, data compression has become more and more a ubiquitous, if often invisible, presence. From mp3 players, to smartphones, to digital television and movies, data compression is an integral part of almost all information technology. This incorporation of compression into more and more of our lives also points to a certain degree of maturation and stability of the technology. This maturity is reflected in the fact that there are fewer differences between each edition of this book. In the second edition we had added new techniques that had been developed since the first edition of this book came out. In the third edition ...

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