Thursday, January 13, 2011

Pointing Choices

Quote of the day:

"This convention is at variance with that used in many expert systems (e.g. MYCIN), where rules point from evidence to hypothesis (e.g., if symptom, then disease), thus denoting a flow of mental inference. By contrast, the arrows in Bayesian networks point from causes to effects, or from conditions to consequences, thus denoting a flow of constraints attributed to the physical world."

Judea Pearl, Probabilistic Reasoning in Intelligent Systems, p. 151

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