fatherdes at hotmail.com wrote:
> I detect a cooling off these days and a coming together as ML methods become
> more practical and influential. Maybe everyone sees these as a way of going
> forward without giving in to the other side. Personally, I imagine Ml methods
> will become more and more widely used and with good reason but parsimony and
> distance methods still have their uses.
>> Des Higgins
> Department of Biochemistry
> University College
> Cork Ireland
Please correct an impression that I have carried around. I do not use ML
methods, but after once hearing it described, I thought it worked on the same
assumptions as did the traditional distance methods. Hence, there are just two
categories of methods -- namely distance and parsimony. If this view is not
correct, could someone provide a reference that describes ML (in grammatical
sentences) and contrasts it to distance and parsimony methods.