Taxonomy of Differential Compression

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Monday, September 21, 2015
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Differential compression (aka, delta encoding) is a special category for data de-duplication. It can find many applications in various domains such as data backup, software revision control systems, software incremental update, file synchronization over network, to name just a few. This talk will introduce a taxonomy of how to categorize delta encoding schemes in various applications. Pros and cons of each scheme will be investigated in depth.

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Why do we need differential compression?
A mathematical model for describing the differences between two files
A taxonomy for categorizing differential compression
Analysis for practical applications