A Constraint Propagation Approach to Probabilistic Reasoning

@inproceedings{Pearl1985ACP,
  title={A Constraint Propagation Approach to Probabilistic Reasoning},
  author={Judea Pearl},
  booktitle={UAI},
  year={1985}
}
The paper demonstrates that strict adherence to probability theory does not preclude the use of concurrent, self-activated constraint-propagation mechanisms for managing uncertainty. Maintaining local records of sources-of-belief allows both predictive and diagnostic inferences to be activated simultaneously and propagate harmoniously towards a stable equilibrium. 
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