Probabilistic Reasoning as Information Compression by Multiple Alignment, Uni cation and Search: An Introduction and Overview

  • J Gerard Wol
  • Published 1999


This article introduces the idea that probabilistic reasoning (PR) may be understood as information compression by multiple alignment, uni cation and search (ICMAUS). In this context, multiple alignment has a meaning which is similar to but distinct from its meaning in bio-informatics, while uni cation means a simple merging of matching patterns, a meaning… (More)


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