A Bayesian Method for Constructing Bayesian Belief Networks from Databases
Gregory Cooper, Edward Herskovits
This paper presents a Bayesian method for constructing Bayesian belief networks from a database of cases. Potential applications include computer-assisted hypothesis testing, automated scientific discovery, and automated construction of probabilistic expert systems. Results are presented of a preliminary evaluation of an algorithm for constructing a belief network from a database of cases. We relate the methods in this paper to previous work, and we discuss open problems.
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AUTHOR = "Gregory Cooper
and Edward Herskovits",
TITLE = "A Bayesian Method for Constructing Bayesian Belief Networks from Databases",
BOOKTITLE = "Proceedings of the Seventh Conference Annual Conference on Uncertainty in Artificial Intelligence (UAI-91)",
PUBLISHER = "Morgan Kaufmann",
ADDRESS = "San Mateo, CA",
YEAR = "1991",
PAGES = "86--94"