Compressing and Indexing Documents and Images
Second Edition, 1999
The second edition of Managing Gigabytes:
Compressing and Indexing Documents and Images by
Witten, Alistair Moffat,
and Timothy C.
Bell, was published in May 1999 by Morgan Kaufmann Publishing, San
Francisco (now a component of Elsevier Publishing), ISBN
Publicity brochure for the second edition (PDF file, 15kB)
Table of contents of the second edition
Preface to the second edition
Errata listing for the second edition
Buy the second edition from Amazon.com
(Yes, we will receive a small cut from Amazon if you use this link
and make a purchase).
(nee Morgan Kaufmann) catalog entry.
(Note that the Morgan Kaufmann still
have a web presence, but that their page no longer seems to provide
access to their full catalog, and gives no information about our
The last version of the software, mg-1.2.1, dated August 1999.
There is no support for this any more, sorry; and to be honest, we
wonder why you would bother -- look instead to the Terrier system if
you want a public search system.
Reviews of the first edition (published
by Van Nostrand Reinhold,
New York, 1994)
Publication details for the first edition
Just want to search text, and don't want a full-blown indexer?
Take a look at seft, a Search Engine for Text:
abstract of paper,
(Thanks to Art Pollard for the author photograph above).
Links to Other Information
The Arithmetic Coding routines mentioned in Chapter 2,
and the compression programs
are available from http://people.eng.unimelb.edu.au/ammoffat/arith_coder/.
Specifically interested in coding algorithms?
Take a look at Compression and Coding
Algorithms; that page also links to more software resources.
ammoffat / unimelb.edu / au
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