Web Comm, 2017-18 edition
Minutes for lecture I
----- Plan for the day -----
Some infos about course: resources, contacts, exams.
Data presentation: Spreadsheet.
Functions with complete knowledge: Max()
Functions with incomplete Knowledge: The secretary problem
Why the secretary problem is meaningful abstraction for web communications:
data is flowinng, cannot be easily saved, there's non finite domain to refer to.
----- A walk in the garden with Stat and Prob. -----
A sensor/probe returns one of a finite set of possible values.
Frequency and frequency histogram
Normalization
The important of having multiple observations
AVG and Median, why median is better?
From normalized frequencies to probabilities
De Finetti: subjective probability
Exercise: prob. of seeing a 'six' when throwing two dice.
Not done for lack of time:
Searching for a solution: Genetic programming