Objective Bayesian Nets for Breast Cancer Prognosis

author: Sylvia Nagl, Cancer Systems Science & Biomedical Informatics, University College London
published: Feb. 25, 2007,   recorded: June 2006,   views: 5941

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According to objective Bayesianism, an agent’s degrees of belief should be determined by a probability function, out of all those that satisfy constraints imposed by background knowledge, that maximises entropy. A Bayesian net offers a way of efficiently representing a probability function and efficiently drawing inferences from that function.

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