What is single observation?

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Variational Bayesian Methods - A More Complex Example
... Mult is a multinomial distribution over a single observation (equivalent to a categorical distribution) ... a -dimensional vector in which one of the elements is 1 (specifying the identity of the observation) and all other elements are 0 ... to 1 over all values of, yielding where In other words, is a product of single-observation multinomial distributions, and factors over each individual, which is distributed as a single-obser ...

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