I am new to this forum, and I hope you will bear with me! What I am asking about is if anyone has any ideas for implementation projects in the data compression field. It's actually a project for school, and I really wish I could do it on data compression because it is so interesting! I have researched quite a bit, and it almost seems that everything has been done, though I know that cannot be true. So, if anyone has any suggestions on areas of the field where I could improve upon existing work or create new methods, that you are unopposed to sharing, I would greatly appreciate hearing them! My two ideas right now are encoding JPEGs with ANS and using a neural network as the model for an adaptive rANS compressor. Are these viable projects? Any and all feedback is greatly appreciated!
(Sorry if this type of post is frowned upon, but this seems like one of the only places to ask!)