"Likelihood Functions" is a descriptor in the National Library of Medicine's controlled vocabulary thesaurus,
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Functions constructed from a statistical model and a set of observed data which give the probability of that data for various values of the unknown model parameters. Those parameter values that maximize the probability are the maximum likelihood estimates of the parameters.
Descriptor ID 
D016013

MeSH Number(s) 
E05.318.740.500.475 E05.318.740.600.400 E05.599.835.500 N05.715.360.750.530.450 N05.715.360.750.625.450 N06.850.520.830.500.475 N06.850.520.830.600.400

Concept/Terms 
Likelihood Functions Likelihood Functions
 Function, Likelihood
 Functions, Likelihood
 Likelihood Function
Maximum Likelihood Estimates Maximum Likelihood Estimates
 Estimate, Maximum Likelihood
 Estimates, Maximum Likelihood
 Maximum Likelihood Estimate

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