Computing as compression: an overview of the SP theory and
New Generation Computing 13, 187-214, 1995.
This is an overview or summary of the SP programme of
research up to mid-1994. It includes a short review of related research
including research on information compression in brains and nervous
Computing as compression: SP20
New Generation Computing 13, 215-241, 1995.
Describes a recent model of the SP system
attempting to integrate learning, information retrieval, deductive
and probabilistic reasoning, and other kinds of computing within a
framework of information compression by PMUS.
Computing, cognition and information compression
AI Communications 6(2), 107-127, 1993. PDF.
Describes the background and
motivation for the research including long-established ideas about
economical coding by brains and nervous systems.
Computing and information compression: a reply
AI Communications 7(3/4), 203-219, 1994.
Responds to points made in an
earlier critique, and discusses associated issues.
'What is SP?': a reply
Computer Journal 38(3), 253-255, 1995.
Responds to a repeat of the earlier critique,
and discusses selected issues.
Towards a Theory of Cognition and Computing
Chichester: Ellis Horwood, 1991.
Describes the programme of research up to 1991
including earlier articles on information compression as a mechanism
for language learning.