Occam's razor

Known as: Occum's razor, Okkum's razor, Occam’s Razor 
Occam's razor (also written as Ockham's razor, and lex parsimoniae in Latin, which means law of parsimony) is a problem-solving principle attributed… (More)
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2017
2017
Occam's (or Ockham's) razor is a principle attributed to the 14th century logician and Franciscan friar; William of Occam. Ockham… (More)
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2003
2003
We provide a new representation-independent formulation of Occam's razor theorem, based on Kolmogorov complexity. This new… (More)
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2002
2002
We provide a new representation-independent formulation of Occam's razor theorem, based on Kolmogorov complexity. This new… (More)
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2000
Highly Cited
2000
The Bayesian paradigm apparently only sometimes gives rise to Occam's Razor; at other times very large models perform well. We… (More)
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1996
Highly Cited
1996
This paper presents new experimental evidence against the utility of Occam's razor. A~systematic procedure is presented for post… (More)
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1996
Highly Cited
1996
The task of parametric model selection is cast in terms of a statistical mechanics on the space of probability distributions… (More)
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1993
1993
Occam approximation is an algorithm that takes as . . input a set of samples of a function and a tolerance 6, and produces as… (More)
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1993
Highly Cited
1993
Genetic algorithms have been used for neural networks in two main ways to optimize the network architecture and to train the… (More)
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1987
Highly Cited
1987
Abstract We show that a polynomial learning algorithm, as defined by Valiant (1984), is obtained whenever there exists a… (More)
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1983
1983
Interpreting entropy as a prior probability suggests a universal but “purely empirical” measure of “goodness of fit.” This allows… (More)
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