New Scientist: Software to unzip identity of unknown composers

New Scientist wrote the following text about recent research of Paul Vitányi and fellow researchers at CWI: "A standard PC file-compression program can tell the difference between classical music, jazz ad rock, all without playing a single note. This new-found ability could help scholars identify the composers of music that until now has remained anonymous."

Publication date: 10-04-2003

New Scientist wrote the following text about recent research of Paul Vitányi and fellow researchers at CWI: "A standard PC file-compression program can tell the difference between classical music, jazz ad rock, all without playing a single note. This new-found ability could help scholars identify the composers of music that until now has remained anonymous." (New Scientist, 9th April 2003)

The same method and software implementation by Rudi Cilibrasi (CWI) was used to classify the recently sequenced SARS virus tentatively in relation to potential similar virii, using platypus mitochondrial genome as outgroup to determine the root.