Bayesian Networks and Decision Graphs by Thomas Dyhre Nielsen, FINN VERNER JENSEN

By Thomas Dyhre Nielsen, FINN VERNER JENSEN

Probabilistic graphical versions and determination graphs are strong modeling instruments for reasoning and determination making less than uncertainty. As modeling languages they enable a normal specification of challenge domain names with inherent uncertainty, and from a computational point of view they aid effective algorithms for computerized development and question answering. This comprises trust updating, discovering the main possible cause of the saw facts, detecting conflicts within the facts entered into the community, opting for optimum options, studying for relevance, and acting sensitivity analysis.

The booklet introduces probabilistic graphical versions and selection graphs, together with Bayesian networks and impact diagrams. The reader is brought to the 2 kinds of frameworks via examples and routines, which additionally teach the reader on easy methods to construct those versions.

The booklet is a brand new version of Bayesian Networks and selection Graphs through Finn V. Jensen. the recent variation is dependent into components. the 1st half specializes in probabilistic graphical types. in comparison with the former ebook, the hot version additionally features a thorough description of contemporary extensions to the Bayesian community modeling language, advances in special and approximate trust updating algorithms, and strategies for studying either the constitution and the parameters of a Bayesian community. the second one half bargains with selection graphs, and likewise to the frameworks defined within the prior version, it additionally introduces Markov choice methods and in part ordered selection difficulties. The authors additionally

    • provide a well-founded functional creation to Bayesian networks, object-oriented Bayesian networks, choice timber, effect diagrams (and editions hereof), and Markov selection processes.
    • give sensible recommendation at the development of Bayesian networks, choice bushes, and impression diagrams from area knowledge.
    • give a number of examples and routines exploiting computers for facing Bayesian networks and selection graphs.
    • present an intensive advent to state of the art answer and research algorithms.

The publication is meant as a textbook, however it is additionally used for self-study and as a reference book.

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These sections deal with reasoning under uncertainty in general. Next, Bayesian networks are defined as causal networks with the strength of the causal links represented as conditional probabilities. Finally, the chain rule for Bayesian networks is presented. The chain rule is the property that makes Bayesian networks a very powerful tool for representing domains with inherent uncertainty. 4. 1 Car Start Problem The following is an example of the type of reasoning that humans do daily. “In the morning, my car will not start.

28 2 Causal and Bayesian Networks Sex Hair length Stature Fig. 6. Sex has an impact on length of hair as well as stature. If we do not know the sex of a person, seeing the length of his/her hair will tell us more about the sex, and this in turn will focus our belief on his/her stature. On the other hand, if we know that the person is a man, then the length of his hair gives us no extra clue on his stature. 7 requires a little more care. If nothing is known about A except what may be inferred from knowledge of its parents B, .

An−2 ) . . P (A2 | A1 )P (A1 ). Proof. Iterative use of the fundamental rule: P (U) = P (An | A1 , . . , An−1 )P (A1 , . . , An−1 ), P (A1 , . . , An−1 ) = P (An−1 | A1 , . . , An−2 )P (A1 , . . , An−2 ), .. P (A1 , A2 ) = P (A2 | A1 )P (A1 ). 1 (The chain rule for Bayesian networks). Let BN be a Bayesian network over U = {A1 , . . , An }. 3 Bayesian Networks 37 where pa(Ai ) are the parents of Ai in BN , and P (U) reflects the properties of BN . Proof. First we should show that P (U) is indeed a probability distribution.

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