By J. M. Yohe
Communications of the ACM,
Vol. 15 No. 5, Pages 360-362
This algorithm implements the Hu-Tucker method of variable length, minimum redundancy alphabetic binary encoding . The symbols of the alphabet are considered to be an ordered forest of n terminal nodes. Two nodes in an ordered forest are said to be tentative-connecting if the sequence of nodes between the two given nodes is either empty or consists entirely of nonterminal nodes.
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