@article{(Open Science Index):https://publications.waset.org/pdf/13156,
	  title     = {Design of Encoding Calculator Software for Huffman and Shannon-Fano Algorithms},
	  author    = {Wilson Chanhemo and  Henry. R. Mgombelo and  Omar F Hamad and  T. Marwala},
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	  institution	= {},
	  abstract     = {This paper presents a design of source encoding
calculator software which applies the two famous algorithms in the
field of information theory- the Shannon-Fano and the Huffman
schemes. This design helps to easily realize the algorithms without
going into a cumbersome, tedious and prone to error manual
mechanism of encoding the signals during the transmission. The
work describes the design of the software, how it works, comparison
with related works, its efficiency, its usefulness in the field of
information technology studies and the future prospects of the
software to engineers, students, technicians and alike. The designed
“Encodia" software has been developed, tested and found to meet the
intended requirements. It is expected that this application will help
students and teaching staff in their daily doing of information theory
related tasks. The process is ongoing to modify this tool so that it can
also be more intensely useful in research activities on source coding.},
	    journal   = {International Journal of Computer and Information Engineering},
	  volume    = {5},
	  number    = {3},
	  year      = {2011},
	  pages     = {267 - 273},
	  ee        = {https://publications.waset.org/pdf/13156},
	  url   	= {https://publications.waset.org/vol/51},
	  bibsource = {https://publications.waset.org/},
	  issn  	= {eISSN: 1307-6892},
	  publisher = {World Academy of Science, Engineering and Technology},
	  index 	= {Open Science Index 51, 2011},