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An introduction to Kolmogorov complexity and its applications, Ming Li, Paul Vitányi

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An introduction to Kolmogorov complexity and its applications
Title
An introduction to Kolmogorov complexity and its applications
Statement of responsibility
Ming Li, Paul Vitányi
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Language
eng
Summary
This ongoing bestseller, now in its third edition, is considered the standard reference on Kolmogorov complexity, a modern theory of information that is concerned with information in individual objects. New key features and topics in the 3rd edition: * New results on randomness * Kolmogorov's structure function, model selection, and MDL * Incompressibility method: counting unlabeled graphs, Shellsort, communication complexity * Derandomization * Kolmogorov complexity versus Shannon information, rate distortion, lossy compression, denoising * Theoretical results on information distance * The similarity metric with applications to genomics, phylogeny, clustering, classification, semantic meaning, question-answer systems *Quantum Kolmogorov complexity Written by two experts in the field, this book is ideal for advanced undergraduate students, graduate students, and researchers in all fields of science. It is self-contained: it contains the basic requirements from mathematics, probability theory, statistics, information theory, and computer science. Included are history, theory, new developments, a wide range of applications, numerous (new) problem sets, comments, source references, and hints to solutions of problems. This is the only comprehensive treatment of the central ideas of Kolmogorov complexity and their applications. Lì̀ and Vitányi have provided an ideal book for the exploration of a deep, beautiful and important part of computer science.'' -- Juris Hartmanis, Turing Award Winner 1993, Cornell University, Ithaca, NY. Th̀̀e book is likely to remain the standard treatment of Kolmogorov complexity for a long time.'' -- Jorma J. Rissanen, IBM Research, California. Th̀̀e book of Li and Vitányi is unexcelled.'' -- Ray J. Solomonoff, Oxbridge Research, Cambridge, Massachusetts "The book is outstanding ... the authors did their job unbelievably well ... necessary reading for all kinds of readers from undergraduate students to top authorities in the field."--Vladimir A. Uspensky and Alexander K. Shen, Journal of Symbolic Logic [Review] Cà̀reful and clear introduction to a subtle and deep field.'' --David G. Stork, Ricoh Innovations, California, Amazon [Review] TH̀̀E book on Kolmogorov Complexity.'' --Lance Fortnow, University of Chicago, IL, Amazon [Review]
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Cataloging source
GW5XE
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Li, Ming
Dewey number
511.3
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
QA267.7
LC item number
.L5 2008
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
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Vitányi, P. M. B
Series statement
Texts in computer science
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  • Kolmogorov complexity
  • Kolmogorov complexity
  • Informatique
  • Kolmogorov complexity
  • Kolmogorov-integralen
  • Complexiteit
  • Informatietheorie
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An introduction to Kolmogorov complexity and its applications, Ming Li, Paul Vitányi
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 723-763) and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Preliminaries -- Algorithmic Complexity -- Algorithmic Prefix Complexity -- Algorithmic Probability -- Inductive Reasoning -- The Incompressibility Method -- Resource-Bounded Complexity -- Physics, Information, and Computation
Control code
325001831
Dimensions
unknown
Edition
3rd ed.
Extent
1 online resource (xxiii, 790 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780387339986
Lccn
2008923041
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other control number
10.1007/978-0-387-49820-1
Other physical details
illustrations
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978-0-387-33998-6
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)325001831
Label
An introduction to Kolmogorov complexity and its applications, Ming Li, Paul Vitányi
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 723-763) and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Preliminaries -- Algorithmic Complexity -- Algorithmic Prefix Complexity -- Algorithmic Probability -- Inductive Reasoning -- The Incompressibility Method -- Resource-Bounded Complexity -- Physics, Information, and Computation
Control code
325001831
Dimensions
unknown
Edition
3rd ed.
Extent
1 online resource (xxiii, 790 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780387339986
Lccn
2008923041
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other control number
10.1007/978-0-387-49820-1
Other physical details
illustrations
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
978-0-387-33998-6
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)325001831

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