The context-tree weighting method: extensions

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First we modify the basic (binary) context-tree weighting method such that the past symbols x1-D, x2-D, …, x 0 are not needed by the encoder and the decoder. Then we describe how to make the context-tree depth D infinite, which results in optimal redundancy behavior for all tree sources, while the number of records in the context tree is not larger than 2T-1. Here T is the length of the source sequence. For this extended context-tree weighting algorithm we show that with probability one the compression ratio is not larger than the source entropy for source sequence length T¿8 for stationary and ergodic sources
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)792-798
Number of pages7
JournalIEEE Transactions on Information Theory
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 1998


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