We've got 3 shorthands »

What is the abbreviation for maximum likelihood

Looking for the shorthand of maximum likelihood? This page is about the various possible meanings of the acronym, abbreviation, shorthand or slang term: maximum likelihood.

Filter by: Sort by:PopularityAlphabeticallyCategory

Term

Definition

Rating

ML

Maximum Likelihood

Miscellaneous » Unclassified

Rate it:
ML

Maximum Likelihood

Academic & Science » Statistics

Rate it:
MLE

Maximum likelihood

Miscellaneous » Unclassified

Rate it:

What does maximum likelihood mean?

Maximum likelihood
In statistics, maximum-likelihood estimation is a method of estimating the parameters of a statistical model. When applied to a data set and given a statistical model, maximum-likelihood estimation provides estimates for the model's parameters. The method of maximum likelihood corresponds to many well-known estimation methods in statistics. For example, one may be interested in the heights of adult female penguins, but be unable to measure the height of every single penguin in a population due to cost or time constraints. Assuming that the heights are normally distributed with some unknown mean and variance, the mean and variance can be estimated with MLE while only knowing the heights of some sample of the overall population. MLE would accomplish this by taking the mean and variance as parameters and finding particular parametric values that make the observed results the most probable. In general, for a fixed set of data and underlying statistical model, the method of maximum likelihood selects the set of values of the model parameters that maximizes the likelihood function. Intuitively, this maximizes the "agreement" of the selected model with the observed data, and for discrete random variables it indeed maximizes the probability of the observed data under the resulting distribution. Maximum-likelihood estimation gives a unified approach to estimation, which is well-defined in the case of the normal distribution and many other problems. However, in some complicated problems, difficulties do occur: in such problems, maximum-likelihood estimators are unsuitable or do not exist.

see more »

Discuss these maximum likelihood abbreviations with the community:

0 Comments

    Know what is maximum likelihood? Got another good explanation for maximum likelihood? Don't keep it to yourself!

    Still can't find the acronym definition you were looking for? Use our Power Search technology to look for more unique definitions from across the web!

    Citation

    Use the citation options below to add these abbreviations to your bibliography.

    Style:MLAChicagoAPA

    "maximum likelihood." Abbreviations.com. STANDS4 LLC, 2021. Web. 18 Sep. 2021. <https://www.abbreviations.com/maximum%20likelihood>.

    Quiz

    The ultimate acronym test

    »
    URL
    • A. Uniform Registration Locator
    • B. Universal Resource of Links
    • C. Universal Reference of Links
    • D. Uniform Resource Locator

    Browse Abbreviations.com

    Free, no signup required:

    Add to Chrome

    Get instant explanation for any acronym or abbreviation that hits you anywhere on the web!

    Free, no signup required:

    Add to Firefox

    Get instant explanation for any acronym or abbreviation that hits you anywhere on the web!

    Embed

    Share an image of maximum likelihood

    »