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Data compression for information interchange - Binary arithmetic coding algorithm

1st edition, December 1991

This Ecma Standard specifies an algorithm for the reduction of the number of bits required to represent information. This process is known as Data Compression. The algorithm uses binary arithmetic coding. The algorithm provides lossless compression and is intended for use in information interchange.

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CategoryData interchange and archiving by physical media

SubcategoryData compression

Technical CommitteeTC17 (this TC is no longer active)

ISO/IEC number12042