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purpose

define

Right problem?

(problem validation)

Right concepts?

(concepts validation)

identify

entities

choose

relations

conceptualize

obtain

values

formalize

relations

formalize

Right model?

(model verification)

operate

model

obtain

result

execute

present

result

interpret

result

Right outcome?

(outcome verification)

conclude

Concludephase: interpretresult

Reflection: interpretresult

Right answer?

(answerverification)

Dealing with uncertainty

Validation

Verification

Accuracy

Precision

involvedealing with

uncertainty,

represented as

a distribution.

Thisgivesthe probability(density)

of a particular but uncertainoutcome

with someaverageandsomespreading.

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Distributionscanbecontinuous(measuring)

Dealing with uncertainty

Validation

Verification

Accuracy

Precision

Gaussian(normal) distribution: the sum of sufficientlymanyuncorrelatednumbers

with average andspreading has a normaldistribution.

E.g.: de weightdistribution of 18-year oldAmericans.

involvedealing with

uncertainty,

represented as

a distribution.

Thisgivesthe probability(density)

of a particular but uncertainoutcome

with someaverageandsomespreading.

Distributionscanbecontinuous(measuring) or discrete (counting, e.g. dice)

Dealing with uncertainty

Validation

Verification

Accuracy

Precision

- Uniformdistribution:
- alloutcomes in an interval between- and + have equalprobability.

involvedealing with

uncertainty,

represented as

a distribution.

Thisgivesthe probability(density)

of a particular but uncertainoutcome

with someaverageandsomespreading.

Distributionscanbecontinuous(measuring) or discrete (counting, e.g. dice)

Dealing with uncertainty

Validation

Verification

Accuracy

Precision

- Uniformdistribution:
- alloutcomes in an interval between- and + have equalprobability.

involvedealing with

uncertainty,

represented as

a distribution.

Thisgivesthe probability(density)

of a particular but uncertainoutcome

with someaverageandsomespreading.

QUIZ

What are and for a die?

Distributionscanbecontinuous(measuring) or discrete (counting, e.g. dice)

Dealing with uncertainty

Validation

Verification

Accuracy

Precision

- Uniformdistribution:
- alloutcomes in an interval between- and + have equalprobability.
- E.g., die: =3.5, =2.5.

involvedealing with

uncertainty,

represented as

a distribution.

Thisgivesthe probability(density)

of a particular but uncertainoutcome

with someaverageandsomespreading.

Dealing with uncertainty: purpose

Example 1.

model usedfordecision making (e.g., diagnosis; classification ‘good’ or ‘bad’.)

medium confidence

low confidence

high confidence

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Confidencefor diagnosis support. Compare model outcomeagainstthreshold. Confidence is lowerifareasleftand right fromtreshold are less different.

Validation: is the treshhold at the right place? Does checking with thistreshholdmeananything w.r.t. the purpose?

Verification (forglass box): do we calculate the distributioncorrectly?

Accuracy: are we surethere is no bias?

Precision: can we obtainnarrowerdistributions?

Dealing with uncertainty: purpose

Example 2.

model usedin design: computeduncertaintyintervalsshouldbe small enoughtoassessif A or B is better.

A

A

A

B

A

A

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medium confidence

low confidence

high confidence

Confidencefor design decision support: compareone model outcomeagainst a second model outcome.

Confidenceis lowerif the areas of twodistributions have larger overlap.

Validation: do we compare the right properties?

Verification (forglass box): do we calculate the distributioncorrectly?

Accuracy: are we surethere is no bias?

Precision: can we obtainnarrowerdistributions?

Confidencefor black box models

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QUIZ

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What is the slope of the orange line in minutes/frie?

What does thisslopemean?

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Confidencefor black box models

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youloose ... minutes of your life per frie

Do you believe that?

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