Second step algorithms in the Burrows–Wheeler compression algorithm



In this paper we focus our attention on the second step algorithms of the Burrows–Wheeler compression algorithm, which in the original version is the Move To Front transform. We discuss many of its replacements presented so far, and compare compression results obtained using these replacements. Then we propose a new algorithm that yields a better compression ratio than the previous algorithms. Copyright © 2001 John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.