PASCAL - Pattern Analysis, Statistical Modelling and Computational Learning

Bayesian Network Structural Learning and Incomplete Data
Philippe Leray and Olivier François
In: AKRR'05 International and Interdisciplinary Conference on Adaptive Knowledge Representation and Reasoning, 15-17 June 2005, Helsinki, Finland.


Bayesien networks formalisme is becomming increasingly popular in a lot of areas such as decision aid, diagnosis and complex systems control, in particular thanks to its inference capabilities, even when data are incomplete. Besides, estimating the parameters of a fixed-structure Bayesian network is easy. However, very few methods are capable of using incomplete cases as a base to determine the structure of a Bayesian network. In this paper, we take up the structural EM algorithm principle and put forward some potential improvements based upon principles recetly developed in structural learning with complete data.

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EPrint Type:Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Project Keyword:Project Keyword UNSPECIFIED
Subjects:Computational, Information-Theoretic Learning with Statistics
Learning/Statistics & Optimisation
Information Retrieval & Textual Information Access
ID Code:1232
Deposited By:Olivier François
Deposited On:28 November 2005