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synonyms for inference

  • assumption
  • conjecture
  • interpretation
  • presumption
  • reasoning
  • supposition
  • corollary
  • guess
  • hint
  • reading
See also synonyms for: inferences
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antonyms for inference

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  • fact
  • proof
  • reality
  • truth
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The value lies in the inferences drawn from your interactions, which are also stored on your phone—but that data does not belong to you.
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To humans this is basic common sense, but algorithms have a hard time making causal inferences, especially without a large dataset or in a different context than the one they were trained in.
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We’re talking about a small-scale research finding that was the truth in that finding, but because of the mechanics of statistical inference, it just won’t be right.
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You can also find this inference on the web and at events each year around the world.
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If a device is frequenting an NFL stadium, for example, you can infer that the user is a football fan, which allows a host of other inferences to form.
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Backprop can be thought of as one set of neurons doing the inference and another set of neurons doing the computations for updating the synaptic weights.
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For demographic data, it relies on a combination of inferences and zero-party data provided directly by Forbes readers, such as job titles.
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We reported accurate numbers for towns that use a given contract provision, but a reader should not use the data or our analysis to draw inferences about the state as a whole, or about towns that are not in our analysis.
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Still, scientists don’t know for certain what’s happening because the trouble with a really, really minuscule flu season is that it doesn’t leave you enough cases to make solid statistical inferences.
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An AI may learn to associate “rain” with “cats and dogs” in all situations, gaining its inference from the common vernacular describing massive downpours.
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WORDS RELATED TO INFERENCE

  • casual remark
  • charge
  • citation
  • connotation
  • denotation
  • figure of speech
  • implication
  • imputation
  • incidental mention
  • indication
  • inference
  • innuendo
  • insinuation
  • intimation
  • mention
  • play on words
  • quotation
  • remark
  • statement
  • suggestion
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