The decoding table need not be stored or transmitted along with the compacted text, since it need be recorded only once within the filing system, or made known only once to the receiver of the data stream, for all future files or messages. The disadvantage, however, of probabilistic compaction is that no one estimate of probabilities will be a perfect fit with the statistics of any given file or message. A useful compromise is to have a set of probability tables, each tailored to one kind of data (source programs, object programs, plaintext, and so on); this is called generic compaction.
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