Minimum Message Length (MML)

"Minimum message length (MML) is a formal information theory restatement of Occam's Razor: even when models are not equal in goodness of fit accuracy to the observed data, the one generating the shortest overall message is more likely to be correct (where the message consists of a statement of the model, followed by a statement of data encoded concisely using that model). MML was invented by Chris Wallace, first appearing in the seminal (Wallace and Boulton, 1968)."
Wikipedia (2008)


Top 10 Publications

  1. WALLACE, C.S. and D.L. DOWE, 1999. Minimum Message Length and Kolmogorov Complexity. The Computer Journal. [Cited by 124] (14.53/year)
  2. WALLACE, C.S., 1991. Classification by minimum-message-length inference. Proceedings of the international conference on Advances in …. [Cited by 39] (2.36/year)
  3. ALLISON, L. and C.N. YEE, 1990. Minimum message length encoding and the comparison of macromolecules. Bulletin of Mathematical Biology. [Cited by 27] (1.54/year)
  4. WALLACE, C.S., 2005. Statistical And Inductive Inference By Minimum Message Length. books.google.com. [Cited by 39] (15.39/year)
  5. OLIVER, J.J., R.A. BAXTER and C.S. WALLACE, 1998. Minimum Message Length Segmentation. Research and Development in Knowledge Discovery and Data …. [Cited by 21] (2.20/year)
  6. OLIVER, J.J., D.L. DOWE and C.S. WALLACE, 1992. Inferring decision graphs using the minimum message length principle. Proc. 5th Joint Conf. Artificial Intelligence. [Cited by 20] (1.29/year)
  7. OLIVER, J.J., 1993. Decision graphs-an extension of decision trees. Proceedings of the Fourth International Workshop on …. [Cited by 56] (3.85/year)
  8. ALLISON, L., C.S. WALLACE and C.N. YEE, 1991. Minimum Message Length Encoding, Evolutionary Trees and Multiple-Alignment. csse.monash.edu. [Cited by 17] (1.03/year)
  9. BAXTER, R.A., 1996. Minimum Message Length Inference: Theory and Applications. Unpublished doctoral dissertation, Department of Computer …. [Cited by 12] (1.04/year)
  10. FARR, G.E. and C.S. WALLACE, 2002. The Complexity of Strict Minimum Message Length Inference. The Computer Journal. [Cited by 14] (2.53/year)