Given the number of kinds present in a sample, and their frequencies, we may wish to infer the number of kinds present in a population. A paradigm is to estimate the number of words (types, not tokens) in a book given a sample of text.
KeywordsPrior Distribution Prior Probability Inductive Logic Word Count Successive Sample
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