AAAI Publications, Twenty-Fourth International FLAIRS Conference

Font Size: 
Optimizing Local Computation for Cooperative Probabilistic Reasoning
Karen Jin, Dan Wu

Last modified: 2011-03-21

Abstract


Multiply Sectioned Bayesian Networks (MSBNs) extend single-agent Bayesian networks to the setting of multi-agent probabilistic reasoning. The MSBN global propagation is conducted through inter-agent message passing, coupled with intra-agent (local) message passing at local domains. Existing LJF-based MSBN inference algorithms require repeated full-scale local propagation, which may cause bottlenecks in a non-sparse network. We propose a novel method that conducts 1) delayed inter-agent message manipulation, and 2) partial local message propagation. Analysis shows that our approach significantly reduces the amount of local computation while maintaining the correctness of MSBN global propagation.

Full Text: PDF