References and Links


The following papers and webpages discuss topics related to Occam's Razor and its role in pattern recognition. A number of them deal explicitly with the questions we address and propose either complementary or contrasting interpretations. Others are somewhat tangential to our topic but interested us nonetheless. We recognize that a number of the ideas we present here have antecedents in these sources, and we are grateful to these writers for helping us get our hands around a particularly slippery topic.

References and Links

Webb, G. I. Further Experimental evidence against the utility of Occam's Razor. Journal of Artificial Intelligence Research, 4. 1996.

Murphy, P. M. and Pazzani, M. J. Exploring the decision forest: An empirical investigation of Occam's razor in decision tree induction. Journal of Artificial Intelligence Research, 1. 1994.

Heylighen, F. Occam's Razor. Principia Cybernetica Web.

William of Ockham. The Internet Encyclopedia of Philosophy.

William of Ockham.

What is Ockham's Razor?.

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