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### How can a probability density value be used for the likelihood calculation?

Consider our parametric model $p_\theta$ for an underlying probabilistic distribution $p_{data}$. Now, the likelihood of an observation $x$ is generally defined as $L(\theta|x) = p_{\theta}(x)$. The ...
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### Parametrizing non-analytical functions using generative models

My questions centers around what method is best to use parametrize a response function for an experiment. We are currently using ab initio simulation to model our experiment's response. Unfortunately, ...
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### What is emperical distribution in MLE?

I was reading the book Deep Learning by Ian Goodfellow. I had a doubt in the Maximum likelihood estimation section (Pg 131). I understand till the Eq 5.58 which describes what is being maximized in ...
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### Can maximum likelihood be used as a classifier?

I am confused in understanding the maximum likelihood as a classifier. I know what is Bayesian network and I know that ML is used for estimating the parameters of models. Also, I read that there are ...
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### What is the relationship between MLE and naive Bayes?

I have found various references describing Naive Bayes and they all demonstrated that it used MLE for the calculation. However, this is my understanding: $P(y=c|x)$ $\propto$ $P(x|y=c)P(y=c)$ with \$...
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### Understanding the math behind using maximum likelihood for linear regression

I understand both terms, linear regression and maximum likelihood, but, when it comes to the math, I am totally lost. So I am reading this article The Principle of Maximum Likelihood (by Suriyadeepan ...