# Conditional Probability Estimation

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Marco E. G. V. Cattaneo
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Proceedings of the Eighth International Conference on Probabilistic Graphical Models, PMLR 52:86-97, 2016.

#### Abstract

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.

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