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Why do these two measures of monetary loss differ, numerically and logically? [closed]

When calculating damages in an employment discrimination case, two approaches are used: lost opportunity and shortfall in hires (or promotions). These approaches are used to calculate lost wages for ...
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Centrality of a directed network with edge weights - Gephi

I have the following network of court judgments in the form of a big network.(50k+ nodes and 100k+ edges with weight values). The size is the number of citations. The idea is that court judgments work ...
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In courts, should we assume that $\Pr(Y=y)$ is constant, for all $y \in \mathcal{Y}$?

In the case of supervised classification, we wish to predict the label of unseen observation $x\in\mathcal{X}$ by assigning it to some label $y \in \mathcal{Y}$. Specifically, we want to find label $y^...
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Palantir's Asian discrimination case: how were the probabilities computed?

I read this article about Palantir's case where Deparment of Labor is accusing them in discrimination against Asians. Does anyone know where did they get these probability estimates from? I'm not ...
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DNA use in court cases

I am currently studying the following case of Neil Owen, based on the following article I found a newspaper: "A 20-year-old student was jailed for life yesterday for the brutal rape and murder of ...