Lempel-Ziv Algorithms. LZ77 (Sliding Window). Variants: LZSS (Lempel-Ziv- Storer-Szymanski); Applications: gzip, Squeeze, LHA, PKZIP, ZOO. LZ78 ( Dictionary. version of LZ77, called LZSS, and one improved version of LZ78, called LZW. The base of the LZ77 algorithm is a sliding window technique with two buffers, one. CULZSS algorithm proposed in [7] parallelizes the LZSS algorithm at two levels. The first level is to split the input data into equally sized chunks and each chunk.

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In LZSS, such references are omitted if the length is less than the “break even” point. In the examples I have seen, N is typically or and the maximum length allowed for matching strings is typically between 10 and 20 characters. I wanted to try much smaller tables. Added versions of the encode and decode routines that accept files pointers rather than file names. While I was studying the algorithm, I came across some implementations that stored encoded flags in groups of eight followed by the characters or encoded strings that they represent.

In the case of a character alphabet, lists must be maintained. String matching will fly when you do that, however the hash table will need alphabet size M entries. Views Read Edit View history. So 18 is the maximum string length encoded by this implementation. Corrects an error that occurs when trying to use the default output file for decoding. Accessed on August 3, The source code implementing a binary tree search is contained in the file tree.

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I’ve been calling my implementation a modified LZSS implementation. In my implementation, all pointers list head and next are int indices into the alvorithm window dictionary. The sequential search algorithm moves through the dictionary one character at a time, checking for matches to the first character in the string to be encoded.


My e-mail address is: Archived on January 10, So, to keep things simple, my first implementation used a brute force sequential search to match the string to be encoded to strings in the dictionary. Since the dictionary size is fixed at N the largest offset may be N – 1and the longest string matching a series of characters in the dictionary may be N characters.

Accessed on July 13, For large Nit’s highly unlikely that you’ll ever read an N symbol string that matches the contents of dictionary, so the agorithm allowed match length is often limited. A symbol dictionary would require 9 bits to represent all possible offsets. If I encode the offset and length of a string in a 16 bit word, that leaves me with 4 bits for the length. If you’ve actually read this page to get all the way down here, you already algorith, that I have different implementations.

Shift a copy of the symbols written to the decoded output into the dictionary.


The majority of the code follows the outline of the pseudocode provided by Wikipedia. Green Eggs and Ham is an optimal example to illustrate LZSS compression because the book algrithm only contains 50 unique words, despite having a word count of Similarly writing an encoded string would require 17 bits, 1 bit for the flag and 16 bits for the code.

I chose to implement my dictionary as a character cyclic buffer sliding window. Storer and Szymanski also observed that if you’re not encoding strings of length 0 to Mthen M may be used as an offset to the length of the match.


This function will read algorithk input file and write an output file encoded according to the traditional LZSS algorithm. Rather than inventing and testing a new key algorithm, I chose the key generation method discussed in K.

LZSS (LZ77) Discussion and Implementation

Each node has two pointers, one to a subtree containing only nodes with strings less than the current node, and the other to a subtree containing only nodes with strings greater than the current node.

No searching is required. However KMP attempts to use some information about the string we’re attempting to find a match for and the comparisons already made in order skip some comparisons that must fail.

All of my versions use codes that are integral bytes, and each of my newer versions are derived from my earlier versions so there is a lot of common design. Uses latest bit file library containing a fix for bug in a function not used by this library.

In some cases later version add new new search methods or fix minor bugs. Unlike the sequential search, when a search fails against a string in a node of a binary tree, the next comparison will start with the string at the root of the subtree algogithm may contain a match.

Other’s have successfully improved the time required to find matching strings using the following techniques:. Wikipedia provides a description of the algorithm used to insert or remove entries from a binary search tree. Assuming equal distribution of characters, there’s a 1 in alphabet size apgorithm of characters matching.