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Entropy 2014, 16(11), 6186-6194;

What You See Is What You Get

School of Mathematics, The University of Manchester, Manchester M13 9PL, UK
Received: 23 June 2014 / Revised: 30 October 2014 / Accepted: 4 November 2014 / Published: 21 November 2014
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Maximum Entropy Applied to Inductive Logic and Reasoning)
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This paper corrects three widely held misunderstandings about Maxent when used in common sense reasoning: That it is language dependent; That it produces objective facts; That it subsumes, and so is at least as untenable as, the paradox-ridden Principle of Insufficient Reason. View Full-Text
Keywords: language dependence; insufficient reason; Maxent; uncertain reasoning language dependence; insufficient reason; Maxent; uncertain reasoning
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