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Compression Name Huffman Encoding
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Identifier(s) PUID:  x-cmp/19
Description Developed by David Huffman in 1952, Huffman encoding is one of the oldest and most established compression algorithms. It is lossless and is used to provide a final compression stage in a number of more modern compression schemes, such as Baseline JPEG and Deflate. In modified form, it is also used in CCITT Group 3 compression.
Lossiness Lossless
Released 01 Jan 1952
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