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Topic: how to measure what event gives the most helpfull information ?
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 Franco Scarselli Posts: 1 Registered: 12/18/04
how to measure what event gives the most helpfull information ?
Posted: Jul 31, 1996 7:07 AM

Hi,

I have the following problem.

I have a list of hypotheses, A_1, A_n. The Hypotheses are exclusive,
only one may be satisfied at the some time. I have a list of
evidences for the hypotheses, i.e. other
events, let they be X_1, .., X_m, that influence the hypotheses.

I have a rought measure of how events influence facts: from
a formal point of view I have something as P(A_j,X_i) for each
i, j. I would like to select the events that give the widest
information about the hypotheses, i.e. the events that are
most helpfull in orders to decide what hypothesis is the most
likely.

Could anybody gives me some hints ?

Franco