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Lempel-Ziv is an easy-to-compute member of a wide family of so-called macro schemes; it restricts pointers to go in one direction only. Optimal bidirectional macro schemes are NP-complete to find, but they may provide much better compression on highly repetitive sequences. We consider the problem of approximating optimal bidirectional macro schemes. We describe a simulated annealing algorithm that usually converges quickly. Moreover, in some cases, we obtain bidirectional macro schemes that are provably a 2-approximation of the optimal.

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Modern video codecs have many compression-tuning parameters from which numerous configurations (presets) can be constructed. The large number of presets complicates the search for one that delivers optimal encoding time, quality, and compressed-video size. This paper presents a machine-learning-based method that helps to solve this problem. We applied the method to the x264 video codec: it searches for optimal presets that demonstrate 9-20% bitrate savings relative to standard x264 presets with comparable compressed-video quality and encoding time.

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This paper proposes extensions of CALIC for lossless compression of light field (LF) images. The overall prediction process is improved by exploiting the linear structure of Epipolar Plane Images (EPI) in a slope based prediction scheme. The prediction is improved further by averaging predictions made using horizontal and verticals EPIs. Besides this, the difference in these predictions is included in the error energy function, and the texture context is redefined to improve the overall compression ratio.

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In most imaging applications the spatial resolution is a concern of the systems, but increasing the resolution of the sensor increases substantially the implementation cost. One option with lower cost is the use of spatial light modulators, which allows improving the reconstructed image resolution by including a high-resolution codification.

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We propose a new approach for universal lossless text compression, based on grammar compression. In the literature, a target string T has been compressed as a context-free grammar G in Chomsky normal form satisfying L(G) = T. Such a grammar is often called a straight-line program (SLP). In this work, we consider a probabilistic grammar G that generates T, but not necessarily as a unique element of L(G). In order to recover the original text T unambiguously, we keep both the grammar G and the derivation tree of T from the start symbol in G, in compressed form.

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