Ka Wai (Joanne) Lee

Mathematica Summer Camp

Class of 2013


Ka Wai is a rising junior from the Illinois Mathematics and Science Academy. She is interested in mathematics and computer programming. In her spare time, she enjoys playing games and eating food.

Project: Text Compression: Time Versus Size

I decided to compare different types of compression on different documents. You can choose either the original version, one-word replacement, or two-word replacement to see the time and digital space trade-off between a simple and more complex compression. One-word replacement takes frequently appearing words and replaces them with a code word, while two-word replacement takes frequently appearing two-word phrases and replaces them with a code word.