prior probability

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prior probability

n
(Statistics) statistics the probability assigned to a parameter or to an event in advance of any empirical evidence, often subjectively or on the assumption of the principle of indifference. Compare posterior probability
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When analyzing the reliability by Bayesian theory, although it is a solid theory foundation for the evaluation of low-voltage switchgear that rational utilization of experience and prior information, the determination of prior information is an important problem.
The use of prior information about the electrical properties and anatomical structures of the imaged region, when incorporated into MWT biomedical inversion algorithms, helps to mitigate the problem of ill-posedness, significantly improving the quality of the reconstructed images [10-12].
The Court judgement of 26 September follows on from an Opinion its Advocate-General gave in March.Prior information.One of the key questions raised in the case is whether or not prior information is compulsory in awarding public works contracts.