A Constraint Propagation Approach to Probabilistic Reasoning
The paper demonstrates that strict adherence to probability theory does not preclude the use of concurrent, self-activated constraint-propagation mechanisms for managing uncertainty. Maintaining local records of sources-of-belief allows both predictive and diagnostic inferences to be activated simultaneously and propagate harmoniously towards a stable equilibrium.
Keywords: Constraint-Propagation, Probabilistic Reasoning
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AUTHOR = "Judea Pearl
TITLE = "A Constraint Propagation Approach to Probabilistic Reasoning",
BOOKTITLE = "Proceedings of the First Conference Annual Conference on Uncertainty in Artificial Intelligence (UAI-85)",
PUBLISHER = "AUAI Press",
ADDRESS = "Corvallis, Oregon",
YEAR = "1985",
PAGES = "31--42"