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From maxent to machine learning and back

Sears, Timothy


To Jaynes, in his original paper [1], maxent is 'a method of reasoning which ensures that no unconscious arbitrary assumptions have been introduced', while fifty years later, the MAXENT conference home page suggests that the method 'is not yet fully available to the statistics community at large.' In fact, it is possible to see that generalized maxent problems, often in disguise, do play a significant role in machine learning and statistics. Deviations from the classic form of the problem are...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2007
Type: Book chapter
Book Title: Bayesian Inference and Maximum Entropy Methods in Science and Engineering
DOI: 10.1063/1.2821252


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