## Chain Graphs for Learning (1995)

Venue: | In Uncertainty in Artificial Intelligence |

Citations: | 28 - 1 self |

### BibTeX

@INPROCEEDINGS{Buntine95chaingraphs,

author = {Wray Buntine},

title = {Chain Graphs for Learning},

booktitle = {In Uncertainty in Artificial Intelligence},

year = {1995},

pages = {46--54},

publisher = {Morgan Kaufmann}

}

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### Abstract

Chain graphs combine directed and undirected graphs and their underlying mathematics combines properties of the two. This paper gives a simplified definition of chain graphs based on a hierarchical combination of Bayesian (directed) and Markov (undirected) networks. Examples of a chain graph are multivariate feed-forward networks, clustering with conditional interaction between variables, and forms of Bayes classifiers. Chain graphs are then extended using the notation of plates so that samples and data analysis problems can be represented in a graphical model as well. Implications for learning are discussed in the conclusion. 1 Introduction Probabilistic networks are a notational device that allow one to abstract forms of probabilistic reasoning without getting lost in the mathematical detail of the underlying equations. They offer a framework whereby many forms of probabilistic reasoning can be combined and performed on probabilistic models without careful hand programming. Efforts ...