Chapter 1. The Logic of Uncertainty

  1. Franco Taroni1,
  2. Colin Aitken2,
  3. Paolo Garbolino3 and
  4. Alex Biedermann4

Published Online: 16 MAY 2006

DOI: 10.1002/0470091754.ch1

Bayesian Networks and Probabilistic Inference in Forensic Science

Bayesian Networks and Probabilistic Inference in Forensic Science

How to Cite

Taroni, F., Aitken, C., Garbolino, P. and Biedermann, A. (2006) The Logic of Uncertainty, in Bayesian Networks and Probabilistic Inference in Forensic Science, John Wiley & Sons, Ltd, Chichester, UK. doi: 10.1002/0470091754.ch1

Author Information

  1. 1

    University of Lausanne, Switzerland

  2. 2

    University of Edinburgh, UK

  3. 3

    IUAV University, Venice, Italy

  4. 4

    University of Lausanne and Federal Office of Police, Berne, Switzerland

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 16 MAY 2006
  2. Published Print: 17 FEB 2006

Book Series:

  1. Statistics in Practice

Book Series Editors:

  1. Vic Barnett

Series Editor Information

  1. Nottingham Trent University, UK

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780470091739

Online ISBN: 9780470091753

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Keywords:

  • uncertainty and probability;
  • multiplication law of probability;
  • logic of uncertainty;
  • Bayes' theorem;
  • probabilistic updating;
  • likelihood and probability;
  • joint probability distribution;
  • reasoning under uncertainty;
  • frequencies and probabilities;
  • induction and probability

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Uncertainty and probability

  • Reasoning under uncertainty

  • Frequencies and probabilities

  • Induction and probability

  • Further readings