Probabilistic Inference in Influence Diagrams [article]

Nevin Lianwen Zhang
2013 arXiv   pre-print
This paper is about reducing influence diagram (ID) evaluation into Bayesian network (BN) inference problems. Such reduction is interesting because it enables one to readily use one's favorite BN inference algorithm to efficiently evaluate IDs. Two such reduction methods have been proposed previously (Cooper 1988, Shachter and Peot 1992). This paper proposes a new method. The BN inference problems induced by the mew method are much easier to solve than those induced by the two previous methods.
arXiv:1301.7416v1 fatcat:eiytgakgzzhj7fiujvwhsuttbm