Course Brief

Minimum redundancy coding; data compression and information theory; adaptive Huffman coding; arithmetic coding; statistical modelling; dictionary-based compression; sliding window compression; LZ278 compression; speech compression; graphics compression; fractual image compression.


  • This course is offered in 30 hours
  • Introduction to Data Compression
  • Run Length algorithms
  • Preliminaries
  • Coding Symbolic Data
  • Huffman Coding
  • Adaptive Huffman Coding
  • Arithmetic Coding
  • Dictionary Based Compression
  • Image Data
  • Image Compression
  • Video Compression
  • Audio Compression

Lectures and tutorials.

Two coursework submissions.

One two-hour 15 minute unseen written paper.

  • BSc (Hons) Computing and Information Systems (UoL)

    This degree prepares you to develop systems that can grow to meet new and changing needs in modern business environments. 

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    • You will gain specialist expertise in the development and application of innovative technologies.
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    • This programme provides an excellent preparation for a career as a computing or information systems professional.

    In order to obtain the BSc (Hons) in Computing and Information Systems, students will pursue:-

    • 8 core full modules
    • 6 electives (half modules)
    • Final Project

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