We identify two mechanisms responsible for this finding: (i) a preference for the selection of correlated predictors in the tree building process and (ii) an additional advantage for correlated predictor variables induced by the unconditional permutation scheme.Expand

A general formula describing the relation between the hazard and the corresponding survival time of the Cox model is derived, which is useful in simulation studies.Expand

Preface Introduction Acknowledgements Outline of this Book and Guide to Readers Contributors 1 Desirability 1.1 Introduction 1.2 Reasoning about and with Sets of Desirable Gambles 1.2.1 Rationality… Expand

Probability theory is that part of mathematics that is concerned with the description and modeling of random phenomena, or in a more general — but not unanimously accepted — sense, of any kind of uncertainty.Expand

A great advantage of imprecise probability models over models based on precise, traditional probabilities is the potential to reflect the amount of knowledge they stand for. Consequently, imprecise… Expand

The paper is concerned with Bayesian analysis under prior-data conflict, i.e. the situation when observed data are rather unexpected under the prior (and the sample size is not large enough to eliminate the influence of the prior).Expand

The assumption A(n), proposed by Hill (J. Amer. Statist. Assoc. 63 (1968) 677), provides a natural basis for low structure non-parametric predictive inference, and has been justified in the Bayesian… Expand

This paper discusses decision making in the practically important situation where only partial information on the stochastic behavior of the states of nature expressed by imprecise probabilities (interval probability) is available.Expand

Dempster–Shafer theory allows to construct belief functions from (precise) basic probability assignments, which allows for a very flexible modelling of uncertain knowledge.Expand