Questions tagged [conditional-probability]

For questions related to conditional probability e.g. in the context of Bayesian inference or networks.

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Why isn't conditional probability sufficient to describe causality?

I read these comments from Judea Pearl saying we don't have causality, physical equations are symmetric, etc. But the conditional probability is clearly not symmetric and captures directed ...
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What to do when PDFs are not Gaussian/Normal in Naive Bayes Classifier

While analyzing the data for a given problem set, I came across a few distributions which are not Gaussian in nature. They are not even uniform or Gamma distributions(so that I can write a function, ...
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What is the point of converting conditional probability to factor for Variable Elimination?

I have this slide from my AI class on using a Bayes network to compute a conditional probability. I don't really understand the point of converting the conditional probabilities to factors (besides ...
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What is Bayes' theorem and error?

What is Bayes' theorem and Bayes' error?