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Data Compression Conference (2007)
Snowbird, Utah
Mar. 27, 2007 to Mar. 29, 2007
ISSN: 1068-0314
ISBN: 0-7695-2791-4
pp: 43-52
Minh Duc Cao , Monash University, Australia
Trevor I. Dix , Monash University, Australia
Lloyd Allison , Monash University, Australia
Chris Mears , Monash University, Australia
This paper introduces a novel algorithm for biological sequence compression that makes use of both statistical properties and repetition within sequences. A panel of experts is maintained to estimate the probability distribution of the next symbol in the sequence to be encoded. Expert probabilities are combined to obtain the final distribution. The resulting information sequence provides insight for further study of the biological sequence. Each symbol is then encoded by arithmetic coding. Experiments show that our algorithm outperforms existing compressors on typical DNA and protein sequence datasets while maintaining a practical running time.
Minh Duc Cao, Trevor I. Dix, Lloyd Allison, Chris Mears, "A Simple Statistical Algorithm for Biological Sequence Compression", Data Compression Conference, vol. 00, no. , pp. 43-52, 2007, doi:10.1109/DCC.2007.7
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