I am doing research on image compression with Dr. James Storer and Dr. Martin
Cohn (the DCC guys) and research on genetic programming and genetic algorithms
with Dr. Jordan Pollack. Naturally, I am thinking about applying genetic
algorithms to text and image compression. I wonder whether there is any
research already done on the project. I have heard some rumors about
some researchers in Hong Kong University doing research on image compression
using fractals and genetic algorithms, but I am more interested in
vector quantization and LZ-like algorithms than in fractal image compression.
Any references? Any ideas? After all, ADFs are like data compression --
only in genetic programming!