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The Reduction function reduces information by any appropriate means, so as to reduce in size its representation in digital form. This can mean to sample analogue data, to compress digital data (either lossless or lossy), de-duplicate digital items, remove redundancy et cetera.
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The Reduction function encodes data using fewer bits than the original representation. This can mean to compress digital data (either lossless or lossy), de-duplicate digital items, remove redundancy et cetera. At another place and/or time, this function may be invoked again to restore the data in its original form or an equivalent form. Data reduction generally is a means to reduce resource usage, and can be used for data that is going to be transported, as well as data that is going to be stored. Thus, instances of this functionality can be found in storage facilities, data transport facilities et cetera.
At another place and/or time, this function may be invoked again to restore the information in its original form or an equivalent form. Data reduction generally is a means to increase capacity, and can be used for data both in transit and in situ. Thus, instances of this functionality can be found in storage facilities, connection facilities et cetera.
 
 
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Latest revision as of 08:45, 2 October 2013


This is a Generic Function document GF Reduction Version: 0.3 OIAr logo
Document type: Generic Function Owner:

J.A.H. Schoonderbeek



Description

This Generic Function belongs to Working Area Middleware. The Reduction function encodes data using fewer bits than the original representation. This can mean to compress digital data (either lossless or lossy), de-duplicate digital items, remove redundancy et cetera. At another place and/or time, this function may be invoked again to restore the data in its original form or an equivalent form. Data reduction generally is a means to reduce resource usage, and can be used for data that is going to be transported, as well as data that is going to be stored. Thus, instances of this functionality can be found in storage facilities, data transport facilities et cetera.

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The image "Icon GF Reduction.png" (shown below) can be used to represent this infrastructure function in graphical Pattern representations that it might be part of:

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Generic Patterns using this Generic Function

The following Generic Patterns use this function:

Semantic query
Generic PatternOwnerMaturity
Access SecurityJ.A.H. Schoonderbeek3
Content HostingJ.A.H. Schoonderbeek3
Data TransportJ.A.H. Schoonderbeek2
Managed File TransferJ.A.H. Schoonderbeek3
Raw StorageJ.A.H. Schoonderbeek4

Applied versions of this Generic Function

The following variants of this function have been defined:

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