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Markov chain-based or Markov-chain-based?

The full sentence:

It resembles black-hat SEO and its Markov chain-based keyword stuffing techniques.

What is the rule?

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There is no single, widely accepted standard for hyphenation. If you're writing for an institution that has a style guide, you could check that, but in general, either hyphenation is acceptable.

I think in this case I personally would use the full hyphenated string ('Markov-chain-based') just because the sentence has a bunch of adjectives jammed together, and it might help the reader keep track of which words go together.

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