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Algorithmic Complexity

Sunehag, Peter

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Algorithmic complexity provides a mathematical formal notion of string complexity. Building on this, one arrives at mathematical ‘gold standard’ (though incomputable) definitions of randomness, induction, similarity, and even intelligence. These definitions can be turned into practical algorithms by using common compressors to approximate the universal solutions. One can consider the theories as idealized cognition with respect to which one can aim to describe actual biological cognition by...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2015
Type: Book chapter
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1885/196528
Book Title: International Encyclopedia of the Social & Behavioral Sciences (Second Edition)

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