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Approximation Bounds for Inference using Cooperative Cut


Conference Paper


We analyze a family of probability distributions that are characterized by an embedded combinatorial structure. This family includes models having arbitrary treewidth and arbitrary sized factors. Unlike general models with such freedom, where the “most probable explanation” (MPE) problem is inapproximable, the combinatorial structure within our model, in particular the indirect use of submodularity, leads to several MPE algorithms that all have approximation guarantees.

Author(s): Jegelka, S. and Bilmes, J.
Pages: 577-584
Year: 2011
Month: July
Day: 0
Editors: Getoor, L. , T. Scheffer
Publisher: International Machine Learning Society

Department(s): Empirical Inference
Bibtex Type: Conference Paper (inproceedings)

Event Name: 28th International Conference on Machine Learning (ICML 2011)
Event Place: Bellevue, WA, USA

Address: Madison, WI, USA
Digital: 0
ISBN: 978-1-450-30619-5

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  author = {Jegelka, S. and Bilmes, J.},
  pages = {577-584},
  editors = {Getoor, L. , T. Scheffer},
  publisher = {International Machine Learning Society},
  address = {Madison, WI, USA},
  month = jul,
  year = {2011},
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