Shafer, Glenn 1946
Overview
Works:  42 works in 131 publications in 2 languages and 2,958 library holdings 

Genres:  Conference papers and proceedings Anecdotes Biography 
Roles:  Author, Editor 
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Most widely held works by
Glenn Shafer
Algorithmic learning in a random world by
Vladimir Vovk(
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17 editions published between 2005 and 2010 in English and held by 675 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"Researchers in computer science, statistics, and artificial intelligence will find the book an authoritative and rigorous treatment of some of the most promising new developments in machine learning. Practitioners and students in all areas of research that use quantitative prediction or machine learning will learn about important new methods."Jacket
17 editions published between 2005 and 2010 in English and held by 675 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"Researchers in computer science, statistics, and artificial intelligence will find the book an authoritative and rigorous treatment of some of the most promising new developments in machine learning. Practitioners and students in all areas of research that use quantitative prediction or machine learning will learn about important new methods."Jacket
A mathematical theory of evidence by
Glenn Shafer(
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14 editions published between 1976 and 2011 in English and held by 609 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
14 editions published between 1976 and 2011 in English and held by 609 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The art of causal conjecture by
Glenn Shafer(
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16 editions published in 1996 in English and held by 535 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"In The Art of Causal Conjecture, Glenn Shafer lays out a new mathematical and philosophical foundation for probability and uses it to explain concepts of causality used in statistics, artificial intelligence, and philosophy.The various disciplines that use causal reasoning differ in the relative weight they put on security and precision of knowledge as opposed to timeliness of action. The natural and social sciences seek high levels of certainty in the identification of causes and high levels of precision in the measurement of their effects. The practical sciencesmedicine, business, engineering, and artificial intelligencemust act on causal conjectures based on more limited knowledge. Shafer's understanding of causality contributes to both of these uses of causal reasoning. His language for causal explanation can guide statistical investigation in the natural and social sciences, and it can also be used to formulate assumptions of causal uniformity needed for decision making in the practical sciences.Causal ideas permeate the use of probability and statistics in all branches of industry, commerce, government, and science. The Art of Causal Conjecture shows that causal ideas can be equally important in theory. It does not challenge the maxim that causation cannot be proven from statistics alone, but by bringing causal ideas into the foundations of probability, it allows causal conjectures to be more clearly quantified, debated, and confronted by statistical evidence."
16 editions published in 1996 in English and held by 535 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"In The Art of Causal Conjecture, Glenn Shafer lays out a new mathematical and philosophical foundation for probability and uses it to explain concepts of causality used in statistics, artificial intelligence, and philosophy.The various disciplines that use causal reasoning differ in the relative weight they put on security and precision of knowledge as opposed to timeliness of action. The natural and social sciences seek high levels of certainty in the identification of causes and high levels of precision in the measurement of their effects. The practical sciencesmedicine, business, engineering, and artificial intelligencemust act on causal conjectures based on more limited knowledge. Shafer's understanding of causality contributes to both of these uses of causal reasoning. His language for causal explanation can guide statistical investigation in the natural and social sciences, and it can also be used to formulate assumptions of causal uniformity needed for decision making in the practical sciences.Causal ideas permeate the use of probability and statistics in all branches of industry, commerce, government, and science. The Art of Causal Conjecture shows that causal ideas can be equally important in theory. It does not challenge the maxim that causation cannot be proven from statistics alone, but by bringing causal ideas into the foundations of probability, it allows causal conjectures to be more clearly quantified, debated, and confronted by statistical evidence."
Probability and finance : it's only a game! by
Glenn Shafer(
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15 editions published between 2001 and 2005 in English and held by 523 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Provides a foundation for probability based on game theory rather than measure theory. A strong philosophical approach with practical applications. Presents indepth coverage of classical probability theory as well as new theory
15 editions published between 2001 and 2005 in English and held by 523 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Provides a foundation for probability based on game theory rather than measure theory. A strong philosophical approach with practical applications. Presents indepth coverage of classical probability theory as well as new theory
Probabilistic expert systems by
Glenn Shafer(
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14 editions published in 1996 in English and held by 278 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Probabilistic Expert Systems emphasizes the basic computational principles that make probabilistic reasoning feasible in expert systems. The key to computation in these systems is the modularity of the probabilistic model. Shafer describes and compares the principal architectures for exploiting this modularity in the computation of prior and posterior probabilities. He also indicates how these similar yet different architectures apply to a wide variety of other problems of recursive computation in applied mathematics and operations research. This book describes probabilistic expert systems in a more rigorous and focused way than existing literature, and provides an annotated bibliography that includes pointers to conferences and software. Also included are exercises that will help the reader begin to explore the problem of generalizing from probability to broader domains of recursive computation
14 editions published in 1996 in English and held by 278 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Probabilistic Expert Systems emphasizes the basic computational principles that make probabilistic reasoning feasible in expert systems. The key to computation in these systems is the modularity of the probabilistic model. Shafer describes and compares the principal architectures for exploiting this modularity in the computation of prior and posterior probabilities. He also indicates how these similar yet different architectures apply to a wide variety of other problems of recursive computation in applied mathematics and operations research. This book describes probabilistic expert systems in a more rigorous and focused way than existing literature, and provides an annotated bibliography that includes pointers to conferences and software. Also included are exercises that will help the reader begin to explore the problem of generalizing from probability to broader domains of recursive computation
Readings in uncertain reasoning(
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10 editions published in 1990 in English and Undetermined and held by 264 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Computing Methodologies  Artificial Intelligence
10 editions published in 1990 in English and Undetermined and held by 264 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Computing Methodologies  Artificial Intelligence
A mathematical theory of evidence by
Glenn Shafer(
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3 editions published in 1976 in English and held by 14 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Degrees of belief; Dempster's rule of combination; Simple and separable support functions; The weights of evidence; Compatible frames of discernment; Support functions; The discernment of evidence; Quasi support functions; Consonance; Statistical evidence; The dual nature of probable reasoning
3 editions published in 1976 in English and held by 14 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Degrees of belief; Dempster's rule of combination; Simple and separable support functions; The weights of evidence; Compatible frames of discernment; Support functions; The discernment of evidence; Quasi support functions; Consonance; Statistical evidence; The dual nature of probable reasoning
Probability and finance : it's only a game! by
Glenn Shafer(
)
1 edition published in 2001 in English and held by 8 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
1 edition published in 2001 in English and held by 8 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Advances in the understanding and use of conditional independence(
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2 editions published in 1997 in English and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
2 editions published in 1997 in English and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Gēmu to shiteno kakuritsu to fainansu(
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2 editions published in 2006 in Japanese and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
2 editions published in 2006 in Japanese and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Allocations of probability: a theory of partial belief by
Glenn Shafer(
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2 editions published between 1973 and 1974 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
2 editions published between 1973 and 1974 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Savage revisited by
Glenn Shafer(
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1 edition published in 1997 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
1 edition published in 1997 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Weighing evidence : the design and comparison of probability thought experiments by
Glenn Shafer(
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2 editions published in 1983 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The assessment of probability on the basis of evidence is viewed as a thought experiment that yields an expression of degree of belief. Theories of subjective probability are viewed as tools or languages for analyzing evidence and expressing degree of belief. This article focuses on two probability languages: the classical Bayesian language and the language of belief functions. We describe and compare the semantics (i.e., the meaning of the scale) and the syntax (i.e., the formal calculus) of these languages. We also analyze the designs of thought experiments afforded by the two languages and discuss their implications. (Author)
2 editions published in 1983 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The assessment of probability on the basis of evidence is viewed as a thought experiment that yields an expression of degree of belief. Theories of subjective probability are viewed as tools or languages for analyzing evidence and expressing degree of belief. This article focuses on two probability languages: the classical Bayesian language and the language of belief functions. We describe and compare the semantics (i.e., the meaning of the scale) and the syntax (i.e., the formal calculus) of these languages. We also analyze the designs of thought experiments afforded by the two languages and discuss their implications. (Author)
Adjusting pvalues to account for selection over dichotomies by
Stanford University(
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2 editions published in 1982 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
2 editions published in 1982 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The life of Richard Shafer(
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1 edition published in 1988 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
1 edition published in 1988 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The unity and diversity of probability by
Glenn Shafer(
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1 edition published in 1997 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
1 edition published in 1997 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Belief functions and parametric models by
Glenn Shafer(
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1 edition published in 1997 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
1 edition published in 1997 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Modifiable combining functions by
P. R Cohen(
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2 editions published in 1987 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
2 editions published in 1987 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Jeffery's rule of conditioning by
Stanford University(
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2 editions published in 1979 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
2 editions published in 1979 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Uncertainty management in AI systems by
Judea Pearl(
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1 edition published in 1988 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
1 edition published in 1988 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
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 Vovk, Vladimir 1960 Author
 Gammerman, A. (Alexander) Author
 Pearl, Judea Author Editor
 Conference Board of the Mathematical Sciences Other
 National Science Foundation (U.S.)
 John Wiley & Sons
 Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics
 Cohen, Paul R.
 Stanford University Department of Statistics
 Shenoy, P. P. Author
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Algebra, Boolean Algorithms Artificial intelligence Bayesian statistical decision theory Causation Computer science Database management Data structures (Computer science) DempsterShafer theory Evidence Expert systems (Computer science) Financial engineering Independence (Mathematics) InvestmentsMathematics KansasCaney Machine learning Mathematical statistics Prediction (Logic) Prediction theory Probabilities Reasoning Reasoning (Psychology) Statistical decision Statistics Stochastic processes Thought and thinking Uncertainty (Information theory) World War (19391945)
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Glenn Shafer American mathematician
Glenn Shafer Amerikaans wiskundige
Glenn Shafer matemático estadounidense
Glenn Shafer matematico statunitense
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Shafer, G. 1946
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