## Research Note - Toward a Causal Interpretation from Observational Data: A New Bayesian Networks Method for Structural Models with Latent Variables

- Zhiqiang Zheng, Paul A. Pavlou
- Information Systems Research
- 2010

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@article{Cooper1995ABM, title={A Bayesian method for learning belief networks that contain hidden variables}, author={Gregory F. Cooper}, journal={Journal of Intelligent Information Systems}, year={1995}, volume={4}, pages={71-88} }

- Published 1995 in Journal of Intelligent Information Systems
DOI:10.1007/BF00962823

This paper presents a Bayesian method for computing the probability of a Bayesian belief-network structure from a database. In particular, the paper focuses on computing the probability of a belief-network structure that contains a hidden (latent) variable. A hidden variable represents a postulated entity that has not been directly measured. After reviewing related techniques, which previously were reported, this paper presents a new, more efficient method for handling hidden variables inâ€¦Â CONTINUE READING