Record Linkage and Other Statistical Models for Quantifying Conflict Casualties in Syria

strata-MEP-2014How do we know how many people have been killed in Syria? The hard answer is we don’t. In this talk, presented at Strata, Megan Price addresses how HRDAG uses random forests, multiple systems estimation, and various Python and R packages to estimate conflict casualties.

February 13, 2014
Santa Clara, California
Link to 10-minute talk on youtube

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