Bayesian theory


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Bayesian theory

[′bāz·ē·ən ‚thē·ə·rē]
(statistics)
A theory, as of statistical inference or decision making, in which probabilities are associated with individual events or statements rather than with sequences of events.
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Bayesian theory is well suited for testing a hypothesis in the presence of experimental data.
Following the Bayesian program for decisionmaking is hard, and frequently it cannot be followed exactly; people may react differently from what Bayesian theory prescribes.
With respect to the weights, we find that (except for NT) more or less equal weights are attached to all outcomes, as Bayesian theory prescribes.
In addition, Neil says, Bayesian theory lacks the predictability and scalability which internet users require.
The Certain Factor (CF) approach (Shortliffe, 1976) has been successfully used in MYCIN, one of the earliest expert systems for medical diagnostics which is based on the Bayesian theory.
It provides a unified examination of the use of the Bayesian theory and practice to analyze and evaluate asset management.
N&S cite the following virtues: 1) The Bayesian theory of method is based on a central idea that is both simple and coherent: a uniform procedure for rationally updating beliefs.
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