Bringing order into bayesian-network construction

  title={Bringing order into bayesian-network construction},
  author={Eveline M. Helsper and Linda C. van der Gaag and A. J. Feelders and Willie Loeffen and Petra L. Geenen and Armin Elbers},
Among the tasks involved in building a Bayesian network, obtaining the required probabilities is generally considered the most daunting. Available data collections are often too small to allow for estimating reliable probabilities. Most domain experts, on the other hand, consider assessing the numbers to be quite demanding. Qualitative probabilistic knowledge, however, is provided more easily by experts. We propose a method for obtaining probabilities, that uses qualitative expert knowledge to… CONTINUE READING