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Data Compression

"Data Compression" is a descriptor in the National Library of Medicine's controlled vocabulary thesaurus, MeSH (Medical Subject Headings). Descriptors are arranged in a hierarchical structure, which enables searching at various levels of specificity.

Information application based on a variety of coding methods to minimize the amount of data to be stored, retrieved, or transmitted. Data compression can be applied to various forms of data, such as images and signals. It is used to reduce costs and increase efficiency in the maintenance of large volumes of data.


This graph shows the total number of publications written about "Data Compression" by people in Harvard Catalyst Profiles by year, and whether "Data Compression" was a major or minor topic of these publication.
Bar chart showing 36 publications over 14 distinct years, with a maximum of 6 publications in 2014
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Funded by the NIH National Center for Advancing Translational Sciences through its Clinical and Translational Science Awards Program, grant number UL1TR002541.