Kolmogorov Complexity and its Applications

  title={Kolmogorov Complexity and its Applications},
  author={Ming Li and Paul M. B. Vit{\'a}nyi},
  booktitle={Handbook of Theoretical Computer Science, Volume A: Algorithms and Complexity},
We live in an information society. Information science is our profession. But do you know what is information, mathematically, and how to use it to prove theorems? Examples ! Average case analysis of Shellsort. ! Lovasz Local Lemma ! What is the distance between two pieces of information carrying entities? For example, distance from an internet query to an answer. ! History ! Intuition and ideas in the past ! Inventors ! Basic mathematical theory ! Textbook: Li-Vitanyi: An introduction to… CONTINUE READING
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