Saturday, January 30, 2010

GOOGLE defines "inference" -- and does an interesting & useful job

By entering "define: inference" in the Google search engine, you get:

Definitions of Inference on the Web:

* the reasoning involved in drawing a conclusion or making a logical judgment on the basis of circumstantial evidence and prior conclusions rather ...

* Inference is the act or process of deriving a logical consequence conclusion from premises.

* The act or process of inferring by deduction or induction; That which is inferred; a truth or proposition drawn from another which is admitted ...

* a conclusion derived from observations

* A judgement based on reasoning rather than on direct or explicit statement. A conclusion based on facts or circumstances. For example, advised not to travel alone in temperatures exceeding fifty degrees below zero, the man in Jack London's "To Build a Fire" sets out anyway. ...

* is a logical guess based on evidence based on evidence in the text.

* A general conclusion drawn from information that is given.

* a conclusion one can draw from the presented details

* The skill of using the results of an investigation based on a premise.

* In machine learning, inference is the process of deriving conclusions or making predictions based on existing information. See Wikipedia for more.

* making conclusions about a piece of literature when the connection is not provided in a piece of literature.

* is the forming of a conclusion from premises by logical methods. (Intro)

* inferencing - This is the means by which the learner forms hypotheses, through attending to input, or using the situational context to interpret the input.

* The conclusions that one is able to draw from the data. Sometimes the numbers do not tell the whole story. Please see the section on How to use Canadian Cancer Surveillance On-Line. ...

* the process of reasoning whereby one statement (the conclusion) is derived from one or more other statements (the premises).


The dynamic evidence page

It's here: the law of evidence on Spindle Law. See also this post and this post.

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