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prior probabilities

[′prī·ər ‚präb·ə′bil·əd·ēz]
(statistics)
Probabilities of the outcomes of an experiment before the experiment has been performed.
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Subsystems probabilities of failures are normalized to become prior probabilities and tow modalities will be kept:
As in the local fusion step, the prior probabilities were set to be equal for each fault case.
Many researches involved in such studies rely on the Bayesian Theorem to derive posterior probabilities based on prior probabilities.
Using 17 experts, the potential causes were identified and prior probabilities were generated using methods described in section 4.
e] assuming that the prior probabilities of hypotheses are known [14].
statistical venues, critics argue that prior probabilities are overly
The Bayesian approach starts with stating the hypotheses (or states) to be compared and the prior probabilities of each.
Rational Revisions of Prior Probabilities on a Bayesian Model
We evaluated the sensitivity of the model to other assumptions of the prior probability of failure by using prior probabilities of 0.
On Page 13, Laura Sanders discusses one intriguing instance where the brain bases its judgments on prior probabilities (perhaps instilled in early evolutionary times).
An attacker could use the prior probabilities to try to compromise the secrecy.