Christopher S. Wallace publications

This is a page set up by David Dowe (and here) to give greater and easier access to the many and varied publications of Christopher Stewart Wallace (Chris Wallace, C. S. Wallace) (1933-2004).
Areas of writing include Minimum Message Length (MML) (Wallace and Boulton (1968) [was here, also: pp185-194], etc.), fast multiplication algorithms (Wallace, 1964), hardware, pseudo-random number generation, operating systems, ... .


Tribute to Chris: D. L. Dowe (2008), "Foreword re C. S. Wallace", Computer Journal, Vol. 51, No. 5 (Sept. 2008) [Christopher Stewart WALLACE (1933-2004) memorial special issue], pp523-560 (and here).
(As far as we know, this cites and includes references to every paper which Chris Wallace ever wrote [and every thesis he ever supervised].)


Publications by C. S. Wallace
Chris Wallace publications, 1990- , and his (posthumously published)
Book: Wallace, C.S. (2005) [posthumous], Statistical and Inductive Inference by Minimum Message Length, Springer (Series: Information Science and Statistics), 2005, XVI, 432 pp., 22 illus., Hardcover, ISBN: 0-387-23795-X. (Link to table of contents, chapter headings and more: including the preface [and p vi], the index [and here], and the reference list [and here]. And, big pic of front cover.)

Chris Wallace pre-1968 publications.
some other Chris Wallace publications, 1956- and (with apologies) some other papers, too.
another list of some Chris Wallace publications (see also searchable list here), compiled by Lloyd Allison.


C.S. Wallace MML Publications
Wallace and Boulton (1968), "An information measure for classification", Computer Journal, Vol. 11, No. 2, August 1968, pp185-194 (and also here [Wallace and Boulton (1968)], and abstract). [p185, p186, p187, p188, p189, p190, p191, p192, p193, p194]
This seminal paper sees the beginning of Minimum Message Length (MML), its application to mixture modelling and clustering via the Snob program, and an application to clustering of seal skulls.

Patrick and Wallace (1982), "Stone Circle Geometries: An Information Theory Approach", Archaeoastronomy in the Old World, D. C. Heggie (ed.), Cambridge University Press (CUP) [Cambridge, New York], pp231-264.

Chris Wallace MML publications, 1968-1991.
Chris Wallace MML publications, 1990- , including his (posthumously published)
Book: Wallace, C.S. (2005), Statistical and Inductive Inference by Minimum Message Length, Springer (Series: Information Science and Statistics), 2005, XVI, 432 pp., 22 illus., Hardcover, ISBN: 0-387-23795-X. (Link(s) to table of contents, chapter headings (was here) and more; and also links to amazon offer listing.)
BibTeX references to most of Chris Wallace's MML publications.

Wallace and Dowe (1999a), "Minimum Message Length and Kolmogorov complexity", Comp. J., Vol 42, No. 4 (1999), pp270-283 [* this article is the Computer Journal's most downloaded ``full text as .pdf'' - see, e.g., Editorial, vol. 48, no. 4 (2005), p381 (http://comjnl.oxfordjournals.org/cgi/reprint/48/4/381) *], by C. Wallace and D. Dowe.
Wallace and Dowe (1999b), "Refinements of MDL and MML Coding", Comp. J., Vol 42, No. 4 (1999), pp330-337, by C. Wallace and D. Dowe.
Wallace and Dowe (1999c), "Rejoinder", Comp. J., Vol 42, No. 4 (1999), pp345-347, by C. Wallace and D. Dowe.


C.S. Wallace MML Applications
Chris Wallace MML applications, 1968-1996 (and his MML publications, 1968-1991).
Chris Wallace MML applications, 1990- (and his MML publications, 1990- ).


C.S. Wallace non-MML Publications
C. S. Wallace (1998d), ``Competition isn't the only way to go - A Monash Faculty of I.T. (F.I.T.) Graduation Address'', April 1998. (This is also reference [282] in ``Foreword re C. S. Wallace'' pp523-560 from Christopher Stewart WALLACE (1933-2004) memorial special issue, Computer J., Vol. 51, No. 5 [Sept. 2008].)
Chris Wallace non-MML publications, 1990- .
Chris Wallace pseudo-Random Number Generation papers, 1976-1996.
Chris Wallace non-MML publications, 1968-1991.
Chris Wallace pre-1968 publications (before Wallace and Boulton (1968), the seminal MML paper).


Other academic interests
Chris Wallace.


Other links
D. L. Dowe, "Foreword re C. S. Wallace", Computer Journal, Vol. 51, No. 5 (Sept. 2008) [{front cover} Christopher Stewart WALLACE (1933-2004) memorial special issue {back cover}], pp523-560 (and here).
Minimum Message Length (MML)
Occam's razor (Ockham's razor)
Snob (program for MML clustering and mixture modelling).


[The papers above from 1968 onwards are requestable in printed hard copy from either [probably reliable, depending upon volume of requests] writing a letter to my ``snail mail'' postal address {see my home page, http://www.csse.monash.edu.au/~dld} or [perhaps less reliable] e-mail to enquiries At cs.monash.edu.au .]