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Why not BP and its variants RRS feed

  • Question

  • I think BP, and many of its variants are not implemented in Infer.NET (right?)
    I know that VMP and EP are shown to include BP as special cases (right?).

    Does this completely justify not having any of other inference algorithms? For example, TRW or many others .... 


    • Edited by Asjai Wednesday, October 30, 2013 5:07 PM
    Wednesday, October 30, 2013 12:42 AM

Answers

  • BP and TRW only apply to limited classes of networks, such as ones with only discrete variables.  Looking at our examples, the only ones where they could apply are Two Coins and Monty Hall.  Hopefully that answers the question.
    Wednesday, October 30, 2013 8:52 AM
    Owner

All replies

  • BP and TRW only apply to limited classes of networks, such as ones with only discrete variables.  Looking at our examples, the only ones where they could apply are Two Coins and Monty Hall.  Hopefully that answers the question.
    Wednesday, October 30, 2013 8:52 AM
    Owner
  • Thanks for your answer. 
    May be saying "it only applies to the exponential family" is a better answer? Or I am wrong? 

     
    Wednesday, October 30, 2013 5:09 PM