Experiences with Modelling Issues in Building Probabilistic Networks

  • Linda C. van der Gaag
  • Eveline M. Helsper
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Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 2473)


Building a probabilistic network for a real-life application is a difficult and time-consuming task. Methodologies for building such a network, however, are still lacking. Also, literature on network-specific modelling issues is quite scarce. As we have developed a large probabilistic network for a complex medical domain, we have encountered and resolved numerous non-trivial modelling issues. Since many of these issues pertain not only to our application but are likely to emerge for other applications as well, we feel that sharing them will contribute to engineering probabilistic networks in general.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Linda C. van der Gaag
    • 1
  • Eveline M. Helsper
    • 1
  1. 1.Institute of Information and Computing SciencesUtrecht UniversityTB UtrechtThe Netherlands

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