Definition of posterior probability in English:

posterior probability

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noun

  • The statistical probability that a hypothesis is true calculated in the light of relevant observations.
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    • They implemented a full Bayesian method for calculating posterior probabilities using Markov Chain Monte Carlo.
    • To summarize: the paradox arises because you use the prior probabilities to calculate the expected gain rather than the posterior probabilities.
    • The expectations are actually obtained using the posterior probabilities rather than the prior probabilities.

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