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  1. In computer science and information theory, data compression or source coding is the process of encoding information using fewer bits (or other information-bearing units) than an unencoded representation would use through use of specific encoding sch

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  2. For example, the ZIP file format, which provides compression, also acts as an archiver, storing many source files in a single destination output file

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  3. As with any communication, compressed data communication only works when both the sender and receiver of the information understand the encoding scheme

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  4. For example, this text makes sense only if the receiver understands that it is intended to be interpreted as characters representing the English language

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  5. Similarly, compressed data can only be understood if the decoding method is known by the receiver

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