CP7002 PROBABILISTIC REASONING SYSTEMS - ANNA UNIVERSITY 1ST SEM CSE SYLLABUS REG-2013 - Anna University Internal marks 2018
ANNA UNIVERSITY, CHENNAI
REGULATIONS - 2013
M.E. COMPUTER SCIENCE AND ENGINEERING
CP7002 PROBABILISTIC REASONING SYSTEMS

OBJECTIVES:
 To construct and reason with Bayesian networks
 To reason with temporal models
 To make exact and approximate inferences with graphical models
 To understand learning of parameters for probabilistic graphical models
 To understand actions and decisions with probabilistic graphical models

UNIT I REPRESENTATION
Probability Theory, Graphs, Bayesian network representation: Bayes networks, Independence in graphs – Undirected graphical models: Parameterization, Markov Network independencies – Conditional Bayesian networks.

UNIT II TEMPLATE BASED REPRESENTATION
Temporal models (Dynamic Bayesian networks , Hidden Markov Models) – Directed probabilistic models for object-relational domains – Inference in temporal models: Kalman filters.

UNIT III INFERENCE
Exact inference: Variable elimination – Exact inference: Clique trees (Junction trees) – Approximate inference: Forward sampling, Importance sampling, MCMC – MAP inference:
Variable elimination for MAP, Max-product in clique trees.

UNIT IV LEARNING
Learning graphical models – Parameter estimation: maximum-likelihood estimation, MLE for
Bayesian networks, Bayesian parameter estimation – Structure learning in Bayesian networks:
Constraint based, structure scores, structure search – Partially observed data: Parameter
estimation, Learning models with hidden variables – Learning undirected models: Maximum
likelihood

UNIT V ACTIONS AND DECISIONS
Causality – Utilities and decisions – Structured decision problems

TOTAL: 45 PERIODS

OUTCOMES:
Upon Completion of the course, the students will be able to
 Construct Bayesian networks
 Reason with Bayesian networks
 Reason with Dynamic networks and Hidden Markov Models
 Conduct inferences with Bayesian networks
 Implement algorithms to learn probabilistic graphical models
 Explain actions and decisions with probabilistic graphical models

REFERENCES:
1. Daphne Koller and Nir Friedman, “Probabilistic Graphical Models: Principles and Techniques”,MIT Press, 2009.
2. David Barber, “Bayesian Reasoning and Machine Learning”, Cambridge University Press,
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3. Adnan Darwiche, “Modeling and Reasoning with Bayesian networks”, Cambridge University
Press, 2009.
4. Kevin P. Murphy, “Machine Learning: A Probabilistic Perspective”, MIT Press, 2012.
5. Stuart Russel and Peter Norvig, “Artificial Intelligence: A Modern Approach”, Third Edition,
Prentice Hall, 2009.