Observation Subset Selection as Local Compilation of Performance Profiles

Yan Radovilsky, Eyal Shlomo Shimony

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Deciding what to sense is a crucial task, made harder by dependencies and by a nonadditive utility function. We develop approximation algorithms for selecting an optimal set of measurements, under a dependency structure modeled by a tree-shaped Bayesian network (BN). Our approach is a generalization of composing anytime algorithm represented by conditional performance profiles. This is done by relaxing the input monotonicity assumption, and extending the local compilation technique to more general classes of performance profiles (PPs). We apply the extended scheme to selecting a subset of measurements for choosing a maximum expectation variable in a binary valued BN, and for minimizing the worst variance in a Gaussian BN.
Original languageEnglish
StatePublished - 13 Jun 2012

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NamearXiv PrePrint,


  • cs.AI


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