AAAI Publications, Twenty-Fourth International FLAIRS Conference

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Modeling Interventions Using Belief Causal Networks
Imen Boukhris, Zied Elouedi, Salem Benferhat

Last modified: 2011-03-21


Causality plays an important role in our comprehension of the world. It amounts to determine what truly causes what and what it matters. Interventions allow the identification of elements in a sequence of events that are related in a causal way. In this paper, we introduce belief causation and we proposea method for handling interventions in graphical model under an uncertain environment where the uncertainty is represented by belief masses, so-called belief causal networks. More specifically, we propose a generalization of the “DO” operator and explain the needed changes on the structure of the graph to model a belief causal network on which interventions are proceeded.

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