Bayesian (ˈbeɪzɪən) | |
—adj | |
Compare maximum likelihood (of a theory) presupposing known a priori probabilities which may be subjectively assessed and which can be revised in the light of experience in accordance with Bayes' theorem. A hypothesis is thus confirmed by an experimental observation which is likely given the hypothesis and unlikely without it |
Main Entry: | Bayesian |
Part of Speech: | adj, n |
Definition: | pertaining to statistical methods based on Thomas Bayes' probability theorem involving prior knowledge and accumulated experience |