June 22, 2009

(Apr 30) Meeting Summary: Wainwright / Jordan, p29-66

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Clarified definitions of clique tree and junction tree. Showed how to derive 2.12 for the simple example of a directed tree. Proved 3.4 using Lagrange multipliers, from Cover and Thomas, Information Theory, Chapter 11. Digression on definition of sufficient statistics. Why “is this distribution a member of the exponential family” is not the right question to ask.


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