A Machine Learning Perspective on Predictive Coding with PAQ8
Byron Knoll and Nando de Freitas
PAQ8 makes use of several simple machine learning models and algorithms. We show how understanding PAQ8 enables us to improve the algorithms. We also present a broad range of new applications of PAQ8 to machine learning tasks including language modeling and adaptive text prediction, adaptive game playing, classification, and lossy compression using features acquired via unsupervised learning.