AAAI Publications, Twenty-Second International FLAIRS Conference

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A Comparative Study of Variable Elimination and Arc Reversal in Bayesian Network Inference
Cory James Butz, Junying Chen, Ken Konkel, Pawan Lingras

Last modified: 2009-03-18

Abstract


We compare two approaches to Bayesian network inference, called variable elimination (VE) and arc reversal (AR). It is established that VE never requires more space than AR, and never requires more computation (multiplications and additions) than AR.

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