This is an extended version of the MDL tutorial given at the Tübingen Machine Learning summer school at the Max Planck institute in Tübingen, Germany, August 2003. Different, much shorter versions were given at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (October 2001), Stanford University (November 2001), UC Santa Cruz (November 2001), NIPS 2001 Workshop on Advances in Minimum Description Length Methods (December 2001), Delft University, the Netherlands (January 2002), Gatsby Computational Neuroscience Unit (May 2002), CWI (September 2002), Universite Paris XI (Orsay) (May 2003), ETH Zürich 2006.
Tutorial on MDL for Classification (4 slides/page PDF or 6 slides/page PDF).
This is a smaller stand-alone tutorial dealing only with MDL for classification problems.
- Version including basic introduction to MaxEnt: 4 slides/page PDF or 6 slides/page PDF.
- More Technical Version (invited presentation at ITW Workshop in Bangalore): 4 slides/page PDF or 6 slides/page PDF.