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Tractability through Exchangeability: A New Perspective on Efficient Probabilistic Inference

@article{Niepert2014TractabilityTE,
  title={Tractability through Exchangeability: A New Perspective on Efficient Probabilistic Inference},
  author={Mathias Niepert and Guy Van den Broeck},
  journal={ArXiv},
  year={2014},
  volume={abs/1401.1247}
}
  • Mathias Niepert, Guy Van den Broeck
  • Published 2014
  • Computer Science
  • ArXiv
  • Exchangeability is a central notion in statistics and probability theory. The assumption that an infinite sequence of data points is exchangeable is at the core of Bayesian statistics. However, finite exchangeability as a statistical property that renders probabilistic inference tractable is less well-understood. We develop a theory of finite exchangeability and its relation to tractable probabilistic inference. The theory is complementary to that of independence and conditional independence… CONTINUE READING
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