Probabilistic Graphical Model Structure
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A Probabilistic Graphical Model Structure is a statistical model structure that is labeled graph structure where the nodes are random variables, and the edges represent a probability function between the connected nodes.
- AKA: Statistical Network Structure.
- It must have One or more graphical model output nodes.
- It must have One or more graphical model input nodes.
- It can (typically) be a member of a Probabilistic Graphical Model Family.
- It can range from being a Directed Probabilistic Network (typically a Bayesian Network) to being an Undirected Probabilistic Network (typically a Random Field Network).
- It can queried with a Probabilistic Query by means of Probabilistic Graphical Model Inference.
- It can be produced:
- It can be used to support a Decision System.
- See: Probability Function, Probabilistic Model, Graph (Mathematics), Conditional Dependence.
- (Wikipedia, 2014) ⇒ http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Graphical_model Retrieved:2014-5-30.
- (Valpola, 2000) ⇒ Harri Valpola. (2000). “Bayesian Ensemble Learning for Nonlinear Factor Analysis." PhD Dissertation, Helsinki University of Technology.
- QUOTE: graphical model: A graphical representation of the causal structure of a probabilistic model. Variables are denoted by circles and arrows are used for representing the conditional dependences.
- (Cowell et al., 1999) ⇒ Robert Cowell, A. Philip Dawid, Steffen Lauritzen, and David Spiegelhalter. (1999). “Probabilistic Networks and Expert Systems." Springer. ISBN:978-0-387-98767-5
- … The best way to do this turns out to be through the imposition of meaningful simplifying conditional independence assumptions. These, in turn, can be expressed by means of a powerful and appealing graphical representations, and the resulting networks are often termed Bayesian networks, although in this book we prefer the term probabilistic networks, reflecting an increased generality in the representations we consider.
- (Richardson, 1977) ⇒ T. Richardson. (1997). “Extensions of undirected and acyclic, directed graphical models.” In: Proceedings of the 6th Conference on Artificial Intelligence in Statistics.
- (Pearl, 1988) ⇒ Judea Pearl. (1988). “Probabilistic Reasoning in Intelligent Systems: Networks of Plausible Inference." Morgan Kaufmann. ISBN:1558604790