Root Node

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A Root Node is a rooted acyclic graph node that is labeled as not having any Parent Nodes.



  • (Korb & Nicholson, 2003) ⇒ Kevin B. Korb, and Ann E. Nicholson. (2003). “Bayesian Artificial Intelligence." Chapman & Hall/CRC.
    • In talk about about network structure it is useful to employ a family metaphor: a node is a parent of a child, if there is an arc from the former to the latter. Extending the metaphor, if there is a directed chain of nodes, no node is an ancestor of another if it appears earlier in the chain, whereas a node is a descendant of another node if it is comes later in the chain. ... Another useful concept is that of the Markov Blanket of a node, which consists of the node's parents, its children and its children's parents. .. Any node without parents is called a root node, while any node without children is called a leaf node. Any other node (non-leaf and non-root) is called an intermediate node.