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by Joel Spolsky
Tuesday, July 26, 2005

A small note from yesterday's post. Although the compression algorithm is commonly called "LZW," the original paper was credited to Ziv first, so I think it should properly be referred to as Ziv-Lempel-Welch or ZLW.


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