www.data-compression.info The Data Compression Resource on the Internet
At the Alphabetical Index are links to data compression resources on the internet like papers, documentations, peoples, programs, libraries and source codes. Just follow the links under to get more informations. If you have any comments, please do not hesitate to drop me a line.
Everybody who works with publications knows the problem of finding articles, which are listed in the reference list at the end of every publication. Since the internet has grown in the last years very much, it can help a lot in finding such articles. There are many search engines available, but there are two resources, which helped me a lot in finding referenced articles. One is the search engine GOOGLE (www.google.com). Just type the whole title of the article into the searchfield of GOOGLE, surrounded by quotation marks, and you will be surprised, how many hits you normaly get. Above you will find a GOOGLE searchfield, where you can try it. The other resource, which is very usefull for articles, is the NEC Research Index CiteSeer (http://citeseer.nj.nec.com/cs). Here you can not only look for single articles but also for authors, citations, similar and related documents, year of publishing and for different forms of the paper like pdf and ps. Many articles are online available.
Getting Copyrighted Papers
Many papers are copyrighted by the publishers and not free available on the internet. The prime publishers in the data compression field are ACM and IEEE. The IEEE is also the organizer of the Data Compression Conference in Utah. There are several possibilities to receive copyrighted papers.
I. Buying from the publisher Normaly all copyrighted papers can be bought directly from the publisher. Some publishers like ACM and IEEE offer an access to their electronic library for a yearly fee. With the electronic library you get a direct access to their publications over the internet.
II. Copying at your local library Depending on the copyright laws in your country you might be able to read and copy articles of scientific magazines at your local university or research center library either for free or a very small fee.
III. Get a copy or a preprint from the author Most authors will be glad, if people asked for their papers, since it is in their interest to promote their own publications. They might sent you a copy or a preprint of the article, if you asked corteously.