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Barber’s graphical taxonomy of graphical models:

Taxonomy of graphical models

Placeholder for my notes on probabilistic graphical models. In general graphical models are a particular type of way of handling multivariate data based on working out what is conditionally independent of what else.

Thematically, this is scattered across graphical models in inference, learning graphs from data, learning causation from data plus graphs, quantum graphical models because it all looks a bit different with noncommutative probability.

See also diagramming graphical models.


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———. 1980. “Conditional Independence for Statistical Operations.” The Annals of Statistics 8 (3): 598–617.

Jordan, Michael Irwin. 1999. Learning in Graphical Models. Cambridge, Mass.: MIT Press.

Koller, Daphne, and Nir Friedman. 2009. Probabilistic Graphical Models : Principles and Techniques. Cambridge, MA: MIT Press.

Lauritzen, Steffen L. 1996. Graphical Models. Clarendon Press.

Montanari, Andrea. 2011. “Lecture Notes for Stat 375 Inference in Graphical Models.”

Murphy, Kevin P. 2012. Machine Learning: A Probabilistic Perspective. 1 edition. Cambridge, MA: The MIT Press.

Pearl, Judea. 2008. Probabilistic Reasoning in Intelligent Systems: Networks of Plausible Inference. Rev. 2. print., 12. [Dr.]. The Morgan Kaufmann Series in Representation and Reasoning. San Francisco, Calif: Kaufmann.

———. 2009. Causality: Models, Reasoning and Inference. Cambridge University Press.

Pearl, Judea, Dan Geiger, and Thomas Verma. 1989. “Conditional Independence and Its Representations.” Kybernetika 25 (7): 33–44.