## An Implementable Lossy Version of the Lempel-Ziv Algorithm - Part I: Optimality. . . Optimality for Memoryless Sources (1998)

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@MISC{Kontoyiannis98animplementable,

author = {I. Kontoyiannis},

title = {An Implementable Lossy Version of the Lempel-Ziv Algorithm - Part I: Optimality. . . Optimality for Memoryless Sources},

year = {1998}

}

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### Abstract

A new lossy variant of the Fixed-Database Lempel-Ziv coding algorithm for encoding at a fixed distortion level is proposed, and its asymptotic optimality and universality for memoryless sources (with respect to bounded single-letter distortion measures) is demonstrated: As the database size m increases to infinity, the expected compression ratio approaches the rate-distortion function. The complexity and redundancy characteristics of the algorithm are comparable to those of its lossless counterpart. A heuristic argument suggests that the redundancy is of order (log log m)= log m, and this is also confirmed experimentally; simulation results are presented that agree well with this rate. Also, the complexity of the algorithm is seen to be comparable to that of the corresponding lossless scheme. We show that there is a trade-off between compression performance and encoding complexity, and we discuss how the relevant parameters can be chosen to balance this trade-off in practice. We also d...