Accession Number:

ADA135944

Title:

Some Alternatives to Bayes' Rule.

Descriptive Note:

Technical rept.,

Corporate Author:

STANFORD UNIV CA DEPT OF STATISTICS

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1983-11-29

Pagination or Media Count:

17.0

Abstract:

This document focuses on two proposed alternatives to Bayes rule for revising probability assessments in the face of new information Richard Jeffreys rule of conditioning and Arthur Dempsters rule of combination. Section 2 describes Jeffreys rule. Section 3 describes upper and lower probabilities and Dempsters rule for their combination. Section 4 shows that the two rules are in fact closely connected Jeffreys rule is the additive version of Dempsters rule in those situations where the two rules are comparable.

Subject Categories:

  • Statistics and Probability

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE