Bayesian networks (Pearl 1988), which provide a compact graphical way to express complex probabilistic relationships among several random variables, are rapidly becoming the tool of choice for dealing with uncertainty in knowledge based systems. Amongst the many advantages offered by Bayesian networks over other representations such as decision trees and neural networks are the ease of comprehensibility to humans, effectiveness as complex decision making models and elicitability of informative prior distributions.
Registration: ISBN 978-0-262-51091-2
Copyright: August 4-8, 1996, Portland, Oregon. Published by The AAAI Press, Menlo Park, California.