# Objective Bayesian Nets for Breast Cancer Prognosis

According to objective Bayesianism, an agent’s degrees of belief should be determined by a probability function, out of all those that satisfy constraints imposed by background knowledge, that maximises entropy. A Bayesian net offers a way of efficiently representing a probability function and efficiently drawing inferences from that function.

*Author: Sylvia Nagl, Cancer Systems Science & Biomedical Informatics, University College London*