Computing Marginals Using Local Computation

  title={Computing Marginals Using Local Computation},
  author={Steffen L. Lauritzen and Prakash P. Shenoy},
This paper describes an abstract framework called valuation network for computation of marginals using local computation. In valuation networks, we represent knowledge using functions called valuations. Making inferences involves using two operators called marginalization and combination. Marginalization tells us how to coarsen a valuation by eliminating… CONTINUE READING