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A Priori

[Latin, From the cause to the effect.]

This phrase refers to a type of reasoning that examines given general principles to discover what particular facts or real-life observations can be derived from them. Another name for this method is deductive reasoning.

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A regularization method [R.sub.[alpha]] is called of optimal order under the a-priori assumption [x.sup.[dagger]] [member of] [X.sub.v,[rho]] if
The a-priori probability for the first decoder, [mathematical expression not reproducible](i) is computed as follows:
Trial Vector Derivatives as a General Method for the Generation of A-Priori Reduction Base for Nonlinear Systems
Our approach is unsupervised and makes no use of a-priori knowledge about language-specific patterns.
Drawn from the model our a-priori expectations or the expected behaviour of the independent variables on the dependent variable were: [FoS.sub.i] >; [NaDis.sub.i] <; [RPop.sub.i] >; [DisWo.sub.i] <; [LeInc.sub.i] >; [ECc.sub.i] <; [PDem.sub.i] >; [AccSF.sub.i] >; [AccSWa.sub.i] ; [AccHel.sub.i] >; [AccEd.sub.i] >; [AccInf.sub.i] >; [AccTrans.sub.i] >; [Pric.sub.i] < 0.
Based on the a-priori information, [L'.sub.A]([c.sub.i]), the outer SISO decoder yields a-posteriori information, [L'.sub.M]([c.sub.i]) , as expressed by Eq.
To relax this condition we resort to nonnegative definite Lyapunov functional to obtain the a-priori bound on all possible T -periodic solutions of Eqn.
As a result, classifications performed by different experts are not available and an analysis of concordance for such a-priori labels was not conducted.
To determine a-priori coordinates with sufficient precision for each site, the Precise Point Positioning (PPP) procedure was applied.
For obvious reasons, no organization would "choose" a-priori this type of implementation.