A factor tree inference algorithm for Bayesian networks and its applications

@article{Liao2004AFT,
  title={A factor tree inference algorithm for Bayesian networks and its applications},
  author={Wenhui Liao and Weihong Zhang and Qiang Ji},
  journal={16th IEEE International Conference on Tools with Artificial Intelligence},
  year={2004},
  pages={652-656}
}
In a Bayesian network, a probabilistic inference is the procedure of computing the posterior probability of query variables given a collection of evidences. In This work, we propose an algorithm that efficiently carries out the inferences whose query variables and evidence variables are restricted to a subset of the set of the variables in a BN. The algorithm successfully combines the advantages of two popular inference algorithms - variable elimination and clique tree propagation. We… CONTINUE READING