Questions tagged [bayesian-probability]

Questions in this tag should be about the Bayesian approach of probability theory and its relevance to AI-related issues.

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What makes Sequential Bayesian Filtering and Smoothing tractable?

I'm currently diving into the Bayesian world and I find it pretty fascinating. I've so far understood that applying the Bayes' Rule, i.e. $$\text{posterior} = \frac{\text{likelihood}\times \text{prior}...
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Looking for a textbook on Bayesian Inference

I am looking for a textbook that is a nice entry level to Bayesian Inference. I was hoping that there is a nice blend of theory and applications (data sets) on how concepts are applied. Programming ...
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Why is the E step in expectation maximisation algorithm called so?

The E step on the EM algorithm asks us to set the value of the variational lower bound to be equal to the posterior probability of the latent variable, given the data points and parameters. Clearly we ...
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Understanding how to calculate $P(x|c_k)$ for the Bernoulli naïve Bayes classifier

I'm looking at the Bernoulli naïve Bayes classifier on Wikipedia and I understand Bayes theorem along with Gaussian naïve Bayes. However, when looking at how $P(x|c_k)$ is calculated, I don't ...
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How can I draw a Bayesian network for this problem with birds?

I am working on the following problem to gain an understanding of Bayesian networks and I need help drawing it: Birds frequently appear in the tree outside of your window in the morning and ...
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How does maximum approximation of the posterior choose a distribution?

I was learning about the maximum a posteriori probability (MAP) estimation for machine learning and I found a nice short video that essentially explained it as finding a distribution and tweaking the ...
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What is the relationship between fuzzy logic and objective bayesian probability?

I understand fuzzy logic is a variant of formal logic where, instead of just 0 or 1, a given sentence may have a truth value in the [0..1] interval. Also, I understand that logical probability (...
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How does the Dempster-Shafer theory differ from Bayesian reasoning?

How does the Dempster-Shafer theory differ from Bayesian reasoning? How do these two methods handle uncertainty and compute posterior distributions?