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A text-based decision support system for financial sequence prediction
A novel text-based decision support system (DSS) that extracts event sequences from shallow text patterns, and predicts the likelihood of the occurrence of events using a classifier-based inference engine, while preserving robustness and without indulging in formalism is proposed. Expand
Explanation in Mathematics
There is a philosophical debate on explanation in science, and a philosophical debate on explanation in mathematics. They have proceeded largely independently of each other. For example, the StanfordExpand
The Science of Conjecture: Evidence and Probability before Pascal
Chapter 1 The Ancient Law of Proof: Egypt and Mesopotamia The Talmud Roman Law Proof and Presumptions Indian Law. Chapter 2 The Medieval Law of Evidence: Suspicion, Half-proof, and the InquisitionExpand
What Science Knows: And How It Knows It
To scientists, the tsunami of relativism, scepticism, and postmodernism that washed through the humanities in the twentieth century was all water off a duck's back. Science remained committed toExpand
Evaluating extreme risks in invasion ecology: learning from banking compliance
It is argued that an ‘advocacy model’ similar to that used in the Basel II compliance regime for bank operational risks and to a lesser extent in biosecurity import risk analyses is ideal for permitting the diversity of relevant evidence about invasive species to be presented and soundly evaluated. Expand
Diagrammatic Reasoning and Modelling in the Imagination: The Secret Weapons of the Scientific Revolution
Tartaglia’s Italian Euclid of 1543 is geometry in the narrow sense. But the big two books of 1543, Copernicus’ De revolutionibus and Vesalius’ De humani corporis fabrica are also geometry, if aExpand