A Comparison of Decision Trees, Influence Diagrams and Valuation Networks for Asymmetric Decision Problems

Concha Bielza, Prakash P.Shenoy
Proceedings of the Sixth International Workshop on Artificial Intelligence and Statistics, PMLR R1:39-46, 1997.

Abstract

We compare three graphical techniques for representation and solution of asymmetric decision problems- decision trees, influence diagrams, and valuation networks. We solve a modified version of Covaliu and Oliver’s Reactor problem using each of the three techniques. For each technique, we highlight the strengths, intrinsic weaknesses, and shortcomings that perhaps can be overcome by further research.

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@InProceedings{pmlr-vR1-bielza97b, title = {A Comparison of Decision Trees, Influence Diagrams and Valuation Networks for Asymmetric Decision Problems}, author = {Bielza, Concha and P.Shenoy, Prakash}, booktitle = {Proceedings of the Sixth International Workshop on Artificial Intelligence and Statistics}, pages = {39--46}, year = {1997}, editor = {Madigan, David and Smyth, Padhraic}, volume = {R1}, series = {Proceedings of Machine Learning Research}, month = {04--07 Jan}, publisher = {PMLR}, pdf = {http://proceedings.mlr.press/r1/bielza97b/bielza97b.pdf}, url = {https://proceedings.mlr.press/r1/bielza97b.html}, abstract = {We compare three graphical techniques for representation and solution of asymmetric decision problems- decision trees, influence diagrams, and valuation networks. We solve a modified version of Covaliu and Oliver’s Reactor problem using each of the three techniques. For each technique, we highlight the strengths, intrinsic weaknesses, and shortcomings that perhaps can be overcome by further research.}, note = {Reissued by PMLR on 30 March 2021.} }
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%0 Conference Paper %T A Comparison of Decision Trees, Influence Diagrams and Valuation Networks for Asymmetric Decision Problems %A Concha Bielza %A Prakash P.Shenoy %B Proceedings of the Sixth International Workshop on Artificial Intelligence and Statistics %C Proceedings of Machine Learning Research %D 1997 %E David Madigan %E Padhraic Smyth %F pmlr-vR1-bielza97b %I PMLR %P 39--46 %U https://proceedings.mlr.press/r1/bielza97b.html %V R1 %X We compare three graphical techniques for representation and solution of asymmetric decision problems- decision trees, influence diagrams, and valuation networks. We solve a modified version of Covaliu and Oliver’s Reactor problem using each of the three techniques. For each technique, we highlight the strengths, intrinsic weaknesses, and shortcomings that perhaps can be overcome by further research. %Z Reissued by PMLR on 30 March 2021.
APA
Bielza, C. & P.Shenoy, P.. (1997). A Comparison of Decision Trees, Influence Diagrams and Valuation Networks for Asymmetric Decision Problems. Proceedings of the Sixth International Workshop on Artificial Intelligence and Statistics, in Proceedings of Machine Learning Research R1:39-46 Available from https://proceedings.mlr.press/r1/bielza97b.html. Reissued by PMLR on 30 March 2021.

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