Learning Bayesian Networks with Cops and Robbers

Topi Talvitie, Pekka Parviainen
Proceedings of the 10th International Conference on Probabilistic Graphical Models, PMLR 138:473-484, 2020.

Abstract

Constraint-based methods for learning structures of Bayesian networks are based on testing conditional independencies between variables and constructing a structure that expresses the same conditional independencies as indicated by the tests. We present a constraint-based algorithm that learns the structure of a Bayesian network by simulating a cops-and-a-robber game. The algorithm is designed for learning structures of low treewidth distributions and in such case it conducts conditional independence tests only with small conditioning sets.

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BibTeX
@InProceedings{pmlr-v138-talvitie20a, title = {Learning Bayesian Networks with Cops and Robbers}, author = {Talvitie, Topi and Parviainen, Pekka}, booktitle = {Proceedings of the 10th International Conference on Probabilistic Graphical Models}, pages = {473--484}, year = {2020}, editor = {Manfred Jaeger and Thomas Dyhre Nielsen}, volume = {138}, series = {Proceedings of Machine Learning Research}, month = {23--25 Sep}, publisher = {PMLR}, pdf = {http://proceedings.mlr.press/v138/talvitie20a/talvitie20a.pdf}, url = { http://proceedings.mlr.press/v138/talvitie20a.html }, abstract = {Constraint-based methods for learning structures of Bayesian networks are based on testing conditional independencies between variables and constructing a structure that expresses the same conditional independencies as indicated by the tests. We present a constraint-based algorithm that learns the structure of a Bayesian network by simulating a cops-and-a-robber game. The algorithm is designed for learning structures of low treewidth distributions and in such case it conducts conditional independence tests only with small conditioning sets. } }
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%0 Conference Paper %T Learning Bayesian Networks with Cops and Robbers %A Topi Talvitie %A Pekka Parviainen %B Proceedings of the 10th International Conference on Probabilistic Graphical Models %C Proceedings of Machine Learning Research %D 2020 %E Manfred Jaeger %E Thomas Dyhre Nielsen %F pmlr-v138-talvitie20a %I PMLR %P 473--484 %U http://proceedings.mlr.press/v138/talvitie20a.html %V 138 %X Constraint-based methods for learning structures of Bayesian networks are based on testing conditional independencies between variables and constructing a structure that expresses the same conditional independencies as indicated by the tests. We present a constraint-based algorithm that learns the structure of a Bayesian network by simulating a cops-and-a-robber game. The algorithm is designed for learning structures of low treewidth distributions and in such case it conducts conditional independence tests only with small conditioning sets.
APA
Talvitie, T. & Parviainen, P.. (2020). Learning Bayesian Networks with Cops and Robbers. Proceedings of the 10th International Conference on Probabilistic Graphical Models, in Proceedings of Machine Learning Research 138:473-484 Available from http://proceedings.mlr.press/v138/talvitie20a.html .

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