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dc.contributor.authorKarbelkar, S.N.-
dc.identifier.citationPramana, 1986, Vol. 26, p301-310.en
dc.description.abstractRecent axiomatic derivations of the maximum entropy principle from consistency conditions are critically examined. We show that proper application of consistency conditions alone allows a wider class of functional& essentially of the form ∫dx [p(x)/g(x)]², for some real number s, to be used for inductive inference and the commonly used form - ∫dx p(x) In [p(x) / g (x)] is only a particular case. The role of the prior density g (x) is clarified. It is possible to regard it as a geometric factor, describing the coordinate system used and it does not represent information of the same kind as obtained by measurements on the system in the form of expectation values.en
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dc.publisherIndian Academy of Sciences, Bangalore, India.en
dc.rightsIndian Academy of Sciences, Bangalore, India.en
dc.subjectInductive inferenceen
dc.subjectMaximum entropy principleen
dc.subjectPrior distributionen
dc.titleOn the axiomatic approach to the maximum entropy principle of inference.en
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