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Conditional probability estimation

Cattaneo, Marco


Marco Cattaneo


This paper studies in particular an aspect of the estimation of conditional probability distributions by maximum likelihood that seems to have been overlooked in the literature on Bayesian networks: The information conveyed by the conditioning event should be included in the likelihood function as well.


Cattaneo, M. (2016). Conditional probability estimation. Proceedings of Machine Learning Research, 52, 86-97

Journal Article Type Article
Acceptance Date May 1, 2016
Publication Date 2016-08
Deposit Date Aug 19, 2016
Publicly Available Date Aug 31, 2016
Journal JMLR : workshop and conference proceedings
Print ISSN 2640-3498
Peer Reviewed Peer Reviewed
Volume 52
Pages 86-97
Keywords Bayesian networks, Maximum likelihood, Conditional probabilities
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Additional Information This is a copy of a paper published in: JMLR : workshop and conference proceedings, 2016, v.52. Originally presented at Proceedings of the Eighth International Conference on Probabilistic Graphical Models.


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