Forecasting Sleep Apnea with Dynamic Network Models
Paul Dagum, Adam Galper
Dynamic network models (DNMs) are belief networks for temporal reasoning. The DNM methodology combines techniques from time series analysis and probabilistic reasoning to provide (1) a knowledge representation that integrates noncontemporaneous and contemporaneous dependencies and (2) methods for iteratively refining these dependencies in response to the effects of exogenous influences. We use belief-network inference algorithms to perform forecasting, control, and discrete event simulation on DNMs. The belief network formulation allows us to move beyond the traditional assumptions of linearity in the relationships among time-dependent variables and of normality in their probability distributions. We demonstrate the DNM methodology on an important forecasting problem in medicine. We conclude with a discussion of how the methodology addresses several limitations found in traditional time series analyses.
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AUTHOR = "Paul Dagum
and Adam Galper",
TITLE = "Forecasting Sleep Apnea with Dynamic Network Models",
BOOKTITLE = "Proceedings of the Ninth Conference Annual Conference on Uncertainty in Artificial Intelligence (UAI-93)",
PUBLISHER = "Morgan Kaufmann",
ADDRESS = "San Francisco, CA",
YEAR = "1993",
PAGES = "64--71"