Codebook generation help

Hello every body … actually I am a computer engineering student … my supervisor asked me to do image compression project using matlab … using the codebook technique … in the university we didn’t study DSP or Image processing neither matlab so I am weak in both of them … I tried to find some articles and papers about the subject but I lost in the large amount of data … I want narrow area to read … so if anybody know where I must go tell me … and if any have the projest sent it to me … and I will study it and then write my own matlab program

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