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Causality, Probability, and Time,9781107026483
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Causality, Probability, and Time

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ISBN13:

9781107026483

ISBN10:
1107026482
Format:
Hardcover
Pub. Date:
11/11/2012
Publisher(s):
Cambridge Univ Pr

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This is the edition with a publication date of 11/11/2012.
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Summary

Causality is a key part of many fields and facets of life, from finding the relationship between diet and disease to discovering the reason for a particular stock market crash. Despite centuries of work in philosophy and decades of computational research, automated inference and explanation remains an open problem. In particular, the timing and complexity of relationships has been largely ignored even though this information is critically important for prediction, explanation, and intervention. However, given the growing availability of large observational datasets including those from electronic health records and social networks, it is a practical necessity. This book presents a new approach to inference (finding relationships from a set of data) and explanation (assessing why a particular event occurred), addressing both the timing and complexity of relationships. The practical use of the method developed is illustrated through theoretical and experimental case studies, demonstrating its feasibility and success.

Table of Contents

Introduction
A brief history of causality
Probability, logic and probabilistic temporal logic
Defining causality
Inferring causality
Token causality
Case studies
Conclusion
A little bit of statistics
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