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Handbook of Image and Video Processing, 2nd Edition by Alan C. Bovik

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5.2

Block Truncation Coding (BTC)

Salama Paul,     Martha Saenz

Edward J. Delp,     Purdue University

1 Introduction and Historic Overview

The problem of how one stores and transmits a digital image has been a topic of research for more than 40 years and was initially driven by military applications and NASA. The problem, simply stated, is how does one efficiently represent an image in binary form? This is the image compression problem. It is a special case of the source coding problem addressed by Shannon in his landmark paper [1] on communication systems. What is different ...

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