Måns Andersson , pp. 71. COM/School of Computing, 2010.
Data compression is a vast subject with a lot of different algorithms. All algorithms are not good at every task and this thesis takes a closer look on compression of small files in the range of 100-300 bytes having in mind that the compressed output are to be sent over the Short Messaging System (SMS). Some well-known algorithms are tested for compression ratio and two of them, the Algorithm Λ, and the Adaptive Arithmetic Coding, are chosen to get a closer understanding of and then implement in the Java language. Those implementations are tested alongside the first tested implementations and one of the algorithms are chosen to answer the question ”Which compression algorithm is best suited for compression of data for use in Short Messaging System messages?”.