LZ based Compression Benchmark on PE Files

Keywords: lz based compression, compression benchmark, PE benchmark


The key element in runtime compression is the compression algorithm itself, that is used during processing. It has to be small in enough in decompression bytecode size to fit in the final executable, yet have to provide the best possible compression ratio. In our work we benchmark the top LZ based compression methods on Windows PE (both exe and dll) files, and present the results including the decompression overhead and the compression rates.


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How to Cite
Paroczi, Z. (2019). LZ based Compression Benchmark on PE Files. Acta Cybernetica, 24(1), 121-129. https://doi.org/10.14232/actacyb.24.1.2019.9
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