Bayesian network modelling through qualitative patterns

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Bayesian network modelling through qualitative patterns
In designing a Bayesian network for an actual problem, developers need to bridge the gap between ematical abstractions offered by the Bayesian-network formalism and the features of the problem to be modelled. Qualitative probabilistic networks (QPNs) have been put forward as qualitative analogues to Bayesian networks, and allow modelling interactions in terms of qualitative signs. s have the advantage that developers can abstract from the numerical detail, and therefore the gap may not be as wide as for their quantitative counterparts. A notion that has been suggested in the literature to facilitate Bayesian-network development is causal independence. It allows exploiting compact representations of probabilistic interactions among variables in a network. In the paper, we deploy both causal independence and QPNs in developing and analysing a collection of qualitative, causal interaction patterns, called QC patterns. These are endowed with a fixed qualitative semantics, and are intended...
Peter J. F. Lucas
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Updated 15 Dec 2010
Type Journal
Year 2005
Where AI
Authors Peter J. F. Lucas
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