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Computers Intelligence (ai) & Semantics

An Introduction to Lifted Probabilistic Inference

edited by Guy Van den Broeck, Kristian Kersting, Sriraam Natarajan & David Poole

Publisher
MIT Press
Initial publish date
Aug 2021
Category
Intelligence (AI) & Semantics, Bayesian Analysis, Machine Learning
  • Paperback / softback

    ISBN
    9780262542593
    Publish Date
    Aug 2021
    List Price
    $92.00

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Description

Recent advances in the area of lifted inference, which exploits the structure inherent in relational probabilistic models.

Statistical relational AI (StaRAI) studies the integration of reasoning under uncertainty with reasoning about individuals and relations. The representations used are often called relational probabilistic models. Lifted inference is about how to exploit the structure inherent in relational probabilistic models, either in the way they are expressed or by extracting structure from observations. This book covers recent significant advances in the area of lifted inference, providing a unifying introduction to this very active field.

After providing necessary background on probabilistic graphical models, relational probabilistic models, and learning inside these models, the book turns to lifted inference, first covering exact inference and then approximate inference. In addition, the book considers the theory of liftability and acting in relational domains, which allows the connection of learning and reasoning in relational domains.

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Contributor Notes

Guy Van den Broeck is Associate Professor of Computer Science at the University of California, Los Angeles. Kristian Kersting is Professor in the Computer Science Department and the Centre for Cognitive Science at Technische Universität Darmstadt. Sriraam Natarajan is Professor and the Director of the Center for Machine Learning in the Department of Computer Science at University of Texas at Dallas. David Poole is Professor in the Department of Computer Science at the University of British Columbia.

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