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Abstract

Real world does not only provide noisy instead of perfect data. Every experimentalist has now and then to deal with outliers. The situation is simple if isolated points stick out of the general trend by a large amount. Arguments can then usually be found why such a point should be disregarded. The situation becomes critical if the outliers are not that obvious. This usually the case for parameter space dimensions >3, We present a Bayesian solution to the outlier problem which assumes that the uncertainties assigned to the experimental data are only estimates of the true error variances.

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Authors: MAX-PLANCK-INSTITUT FUR PLASMAPHYSIK, ;GARCHING (DE),
Bibliographic Reference: Article: Maximum Entropy and Bayesian Methods, 47-56
Record Number: 199911420 / Last updated on: 1999-10-01
Category: PUBLICATION
Original language: en
Available languages: en