Sunday, May 19, 2013


I have released an open source classification algorithm called PAQclass: I originally created PAQclass when I was working on my master's thesis but I never got around to releasing it until now. PAQclass does classification via data compression. It uses one of the best compression programs available: PAQ8. Although it is very slow, I think PAQclass is probably close to state of the art for text categorization tasks.

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