Modeling and Reasoning with Bayesian Networks

Modeling and Reasoning with Bayesian Networks

by Adnan Darwiche
     
 

ISBN-10: 0521884381

ISBN-13: 9780521884389

Pub. Date: 04/06/2009

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

This book provides a thorough introduction to the formal foundations and practical applications of Bayesian networks. It provides an extensive discussion of techniques for building Bayesian networks that model real-world situations, including techniques for synthesizing models from design, learning models from data, and debugging models using sensitivity analysis.

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Overview

This book provides a thorough introduction to the formal foundations and practical applications of Bayesian networks. It provides an extensive discussion of techniques for building Bayesian networks that model real-world situations, including techniques for synthesizing models from design, learning models from data, and debugging models using sensitivity analysis. It also treats exact and approximate inference algorithms at both theoretical and practical levels. The author assumes very little background on the covered subjects, supplying in-depth discussions for theoretically inclined readers and enough practical details to provide an algorithmic cookbook for the system developer.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521884389
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
04/06/2009
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
562
Sales rank:
1,155,146
Product dimensions:
7.20(w) x 10.10(h) x 1.20(d)

Table of Contents

1. Introduction; 2. Propositional logic; 3. Probability calculus; 4. Bayesian networks; 5. Building Bayesian networks; 6. Inference by variable elimination; 7. Inference by factor elimination; 8. Inference by conditioning; 9. Models for graph decomposition; 10. Most likely instantiations; 11. The complexity of probabilistic inference; 12. Compiling Bayesian networks; 13. Inference with local structure; 14. Approximate inference by belief propagation; 15. Approximate inference by stochastic sampling; 16. Sensitivity analysis; 17. Learning: the maximum likelihood approach; 18. Learning: the Bayesian approach; Appendix A: notation; Appendix B: concepts from information theory; Appendix C: fixed point iterative methods; Appendix D: constrained optimization.

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