Graphical Models for Probabilistic and Causal Reasoning

  title={Graphical Models for Probabilistic and Causal Reasoning},
  author={Judea Pearl},
  booktitle={The Computer Science and Engineering Handbook},
  • Judea Pearl
  • Published 1997 in The Computer Science and Engineering Handbook
This chapter surveys the development of graphical models known as Bayesian networks, summarizes their semantical basis and assesses their properties and applications to reasoning and planning. Bayesian networks are directed acyclic graphs (DAGs) in which the nodes represent variables of interest (e.g., the temperature of a device, the gender of a patient, a feature of an object, the occurrence of an event) and the links represent causal influences among the variables. The strength of an… CONTINUE READING
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