Issue 4 (202), article 1


Cybernetics and Computer Engineering, 2020, 4(202)

Anisimov A.V., DSc (Phys & Math),
corresponding member of National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine, Dean of the Faculty of Computer Science and Cybernetics

Zavadskyi I.O., DSc (Phys & Math),
Associate Professor of the Mathematical Informatics Department

Chudakov T.S., student

Faculty of Computer Science and Cybernetics
of Taras Shevchenko National University of Kyiv,
2d, Glushkov av. 03022, Kyiv, Ukraine


Introduction. The efficiency of modern archivers is approaching to the theoretical limit. Even small compression ratio improvements for some specific data types, by less than 1%, is assumed to be essential when the reasonable time complexity is maintained. This research is actual since a new data encoding method is developed, which gives the possibility to achieve rather more significant improvement of the compression ratio when it comes to English or German texts archiving.

The purpose of the paper is to solve the problem of non-monotonicity of a multi-delimiter code dictionary and investigate the possibility of use the multi-delimiter encoding on the preprocessing stage of natural language texts archiving.

Results. The concept of the reverse multi-delimiter code is introduced. The monotonic encoding as well as the decoding mapping from the set of natural numbers to the set of reverse multi-delimiter code codewords is built. The efficiency of applying the reverse multi-delimiter codes to natural language text compression is investigated together with the method of dictionary optimization. The provided experiments show that the reverse multi-delimiter encoding of English and German texts on the preprocessing stage and applying the proposed dictionary optimization method allows us to improve the marginal compression efficiency of the most powerful archivers in the maximal compression mode by about 1–3%.

Conclusions. The reverse multi-delimiter codes can be considered as an efficient tool when it comes to compression of natural language texts. As a standalone solution, these codes are robust, provide the possibility to fast decode and search the data in a compressed file. As a tool for natural language text preprocessing for subsequent archiving, the reverse multi-delimiter codes together with the method of dictionary optimization allow us to improve the compression rate of the best up-to-date known archivers.

Keywords: compression, archiving, archiver, compression code, multi-delimiter code, reverse multi-delimiter code, dictionary optimization, natural language text.

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Received 10.09.2020