The Role of Tuning Uncertain Inference Systems

by   Ben P. Wise, et al.

This study examined the effects of "tuning" the parameters of the incremental function of MYCIN, the independent function of PROSPECTOR, a probability model that assumes independence, and a simple additive linear equation. me parameters of each of these models were optimized to provide solutions which most nearly approximated those from a full probability model for a large set of simple networks. Surprisingly, MYCIN, PROSPECTOR, and the linear equation performed equivalently; the independence model was clearly more accurate on the networks studied.


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