Reference: Heckerman, D. & Jimison, H. A Perspective on Confidence and Its Use in Focusing Attention during Knowledge Acquisition. 1987.
Abstract: We examine a Bayesian approach for accomodating beliefs and preferences that are held within partial confidence. An important notion highlighted by the method is that additional modeling can be valuable when complete confidence is lacking. We develop a meta-decision-analytic approach to balance the benefits of additional modeling with associated costs. We show how the approach can be used during knowledge acquisition to focus the attention of a knowledge engineer or expert on parts of a decision model that deserve additional refinement.
Notes: Journal Memo.