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Hutter Prize - Incompressibility of text

The Hutter Prize reflects that we cannot compress natural language by as much as we would expect:

"...in 1950, Claude Shannon estimated the entropy (compression limit)
of written English to be about 1 bit per character [3]. To date, no
compression program has achieved this level."
(http://cs.fit.edu/~mmahoney/compression/rationale.html)

It is inspired by the work of Marcus Hutter to show that compression can be used as a functional definition for intelligence.

The idea of the prize is the old one that we (can't predict, and thus