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Bayesian Networks
Chapter 13.1-13.3, 13.5
[13.2.3, 13.2.4, 13.4]
Artificial Intelligence
Semester 2, 2021
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Week 10
Bayesian Networks
What are the chances that there was an earthquake given that the alarm went off and Sophia did not call?

Beds are burning (cover) – Midnight Oil 1987

20 years from “Beds are burning” in
“After Midnight Oil toured through the Outback in 1986, playing to remote Aboriginal communities and seeing first hand the seriousness of the issues in health and living standards, , and wrote “Beds Are Burning” to criticize how said populations were often forcibly removed from their lands, highlighted by the pre-chorus lines “it belongs to them, let’s give it back”. – Wikipedia

Artificial Intelligence

8 Markov Decision Processes

9 Reinforcement Learning

10 Bayesian Reasoning

11 Recap: Prob+BN, MDP+RL

11 Practical Reasoning & Philosophical AI, AI @ RMIT


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Recap from probabilities: Week 7
“When it is not in our power to determine what is true, we ought to follow what is most probable.” ― René Descartes

Sample space & events.
Probability functions.
Random variables.
Probability distributions.
Joint distributions.
Conditional probabilities.
Bayes rule.

An Aside on Notation
P(X) : distribution over X.
P(X | Y): family of conditional distributions over X, one for each y ∊ Dom(Y).
Distinguish between:
P(X): a distribution (over the range domain of var X)
P(x) or P(¬x) (or P(xi) for nonboolean): numbers.
Think of P(X|Y) as a function that accepts any xi and yk and returns P(xi | yk).

Conditional Probability

P(A | B) = P(A Λ B) / P(B)
P(A Λ B) and P(B): by marginalization
Chain/Product rule:
P(A Λ B) = P(A | B) P(B)
Bayes Rule: Update beliefs in H after evidence e:

Know these!

Chain rule

P(A Λ B Λ C) = P(A, B, C) = P(A)*P(B|A)*P(C|A,B)
We know that:
P(B|A) = P(AΛB) / P(A)
P(C|A,B) = P(AΛBΛC) / P(AΛB)
P(A Λ BΛ C) = P(A,B,C) =
P(A)*(P(AΛB) / P(A))*(P(AΛBΛC) / P(AΛB))

P(A Λ B Λ C) =
P(A)*(P(A Λ B) / P(A))*(P(A Λ B Λ C) / P(A Λ B))

Bayes Rule: CP + Chain Rule

P(A|B) = P(AΛB) / P(B) [ Def Cnd Prob]

P(AΛB) = P(B|A)*P(A) [ Chain/Prod Rule]

So: P(A|B) = P(B|A)*P(A) / P(B)

A = the cause or hypothesis (illness)
B = the effect or evidence (synthom)

Deriving Bayes Rule: another way!

P(AΛB) = P(A|B)*P(B) [ Chain/Prod Rule]

P(AΛB) = P(B|A)*P(A) [ Chain/Prod Rule]

P(B|A)*P(A) = P(A|B)*P(B)
P(A|B) = P(B|A)*P(A) / P(B)

Deriving Bayes Rule

P(Cause | Effect) =
P(Effect|Cause)*P(Cause) / P(Effect)

We generally can easily get P(Effect|Cause) & P(Cause) via stat analysis of examples

But what about P(Effect)? IMPLICIT!
P(E) = P(E|C)*P(C) + P(E|¬C)*P(¬C)


Generally we want to compute query variables Y given evidence variables E = e
There may be hidden (i.e. unobserved) vars H
H = U – Y – E
If we had the joint probability distribution then could marginalize (the hidden variables):
P(Y | E=e) = P(Y Λ E=e) / P(E = e)
= Σh P(Y Λ E=e Λ H=h) /
Σh,y P(Y=y Λ E=e Λ H=h)
Computing Conditional Probabilities

Inference: Computational Bottleneck
Semantically/conceptually, picture is clear; but several issues must be addressed…

Issue 1
How do we specify the full joint distribution over a set of random variables X1, X2,…, Xn ?
e.g., what is the value of P(X1 Λ ¬X2 Λ …. Λ ¬Xn-1 Λ Xn)?

Exponential number of possible worlds.
e.g., if the Xi are boolean, then 2n numbers (or 2n-1 parameters/degrees of freedom, since they sum to 1)
These numbers are not robust/stable.
These numbers are not natural to assess (what is probability that “Sebastian wants a cup of tea; it’s not raining or snowing in Melbourne; robot charge level is low; …”?).

Issue 2
Inference in this representation is frightfully slow.
To calculate P(a) we must either:
Sum over exponential number of worlds (enumeration/marginalization); or
Sum over each possible evidence e to determine
P(α | E=e).

The Dentistry Example

Toothache: reported toothache.
Cavity: cavity is present.
Catch: feeling a ‘‘catch’’ with a dental probe.
Sunny: weather is sunny.


Calculating Distributions
toothache ¬toothache
catch ¬catch catch ¬catch
cavity 0.108 0.012 0.072 0.008
¬ cavity 0.016 0.064 0.144 0.576

P(cavity) = 0.108 + 0.012 + 0.072 + 0.008
P(cavity Λ toothache) = P(cavity Λ toothache | catch) + P(cavity Λ toothache | ¬catch)
Issue 1: how to get this big table?
Issue 2: lots of sums…


Is there anything we can do?
How do we avoid these two problems?
no solution in general;
but in practice there is structure we can exploit.
We’ll use: 💪
conditional independence;
Bayesian networks.

A and B are independent iff
P(A|B) = P(A) or P(B|A) = P(B) or P(A,B) = P(A)P(B)


P(Toothache, Catch, Cavity, Weather) = P(Toothache, Catch, Cavity) P(Weather)

P(Toothache, Catch, Cavity | Weather) = P(Toothache, Catch, Cavity)

intuitively, learning B doesn’t influence beliefs about A


Conditional Independence
Independence is very strong and hence rare…
Conditional independence is more common
Consider P(catch | toothache, cavity)

depends on
but not on
P(catch | toothache, cavity) = P(catch| cavity )
P(catch | toothache, ¬ cavity) = P(catch| ¬ cavity)
P(Catch | Toothache, Cavity) = P(Catch| Cavity )


Conditional Independence
P(Catch | Toothache, Cavity) = P(Catch | Cavity)


P(Toothache | Catch, Cavity) = P(Toothache | Cavity)

P(Toothache, Catch | Cavity) =
P(Toothache | Cavity) P(Catch | Cavity)

Catch is conditionally independent of Toothache given Cavity


Conditional Independence
x and y are conditionally independent given z iff:
P(x|yz) = P(x|z) OR
P(y|xz) = P(y|z) OR
P(xy|z) = P(x|z)P(y|z)
learning y doesn’t influence your beliefs about x if you already know z
Example: learning someone’s mark on AI’s exam can influence the probability you assign to a specific GPA; but if you already knew the final AI’s grade, learning the exam mark would not influence your GPA assessment

Conditional Independence
P(Toothache, Catch, Cavity) =
P(Toothache | Catch, Cavity) P(Catch, Cavity) =
P(Toothache | Catch, Cavity) P(Catch | Cavity) P(Cavity)

Because of conditional independence this becomes
P(Toothache | Cavity) P(Catch | Cavity) P(Cavity)

Reduces the size of
the joint distribution


What good is independence?
Suppose (say, boolean) variables X1, X2,…, Xn are mutually independent.
We can specify full joint distribution using only n parameters (linear) instead of 2n -1 (exponential)!
How? Simply specify P(x1), …, P(xn)
From this we can recover the probability of any world or any (conjunctive) query easily
Recall P(x,y)=P(x)P(y) and P(x|y)=P(x) and P(y|x)=P(y)

4 independent boolean random variables X1, X2, X3, X4
P(x1) = 0.4, P(x2) = 0.2, P(x3) = 0.5, P(x4) = 0.8

P(x1, ¬x2, x3, x4) = P(x1)(1-P(x2))P(x3)P(x4)
= (0.4)(0.8)(0.5)(0.8)
= 0.128
P(x1, x2, x3 | x4) = P(x1,x2,x3)
= P(x1)P(x2)P(x3)
= (0.4)(0.2)(0.5)
= 0.04

The Value of Independence
Complete independence reduces both representation of joint and inference from O(2n) to O(n)!!
Unfortunately, such complete mutual independence is very rare in most realistic domains.
Fortunately, most domains do exhibit a fair amount of conditional independence. We can exploit conditional independence for representation and inference as well.
Bayesian networks do just this!

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Lectorials + Forum
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Exploiting Conditional Independence
E – Sebastian woke up too early G – Sebastian is grumpy
S – Students are sad C – Sebastian needs coffee
L– The lecture did not go smoothly
If Sebastian woke up too early E, Sebastian probably needs coffee C; if Sebastian needs coffee, he’s likely grumpy G. If he is grumpy then it’s possible that the lecture won’t go smoothly L. If the lecture does not go smoothly then the students will likely be sad S.

Conditional Independence
If you learned any of E, C, G, or L, would your assessment of P(S) change?

If any of these are seen to be true, you would increase P(s) and decrease P(¬s).
So S is not independent of E, or C, or G, or L.

Conditional Independence
If you knew the value of L (true or false), would learning the value of E, C, or G influence P(S)?
Influence that these factors have on S is mediated by their influence on L.
Students aren’t sad because Sebastian was grumpy, they are sad because of the lecture.
So S is independent of E, C, and G, given L

Conditional Independence
So S is independent of E, and C, and G, given L
S is independent of E, and C, given G.
G is independent of E, given C.
This means that:
P(S | L, {G,C,E} ) = P(S|L)
P(L | G, {C,E} ) = P(L| G)
P(G| C, {E} ) = P(G | C)
P(C | E) and P(E) don’t “simplify

Conditional Independence
By the chain rule (for any instantiation of S…E):
P(S,L,G,C,E) =
P(S|L,G,C,E) P(L|G,C,E) P(G|C,E) P(C|E) P(E)
By our independence assumptions:
P(S,L,G,C,E) = P(S|L) P(L|G) P(G|C) P(C|E) P(E)
We can specify the full joint by specifying just five local conditional distributions:
P(S|L); P(L|G); P(G|C); P(C|E); and P(E)

Inference is Easy
What to know P(g)?
P(c) = P(c|e)P(e) + P(c|¬e)P(¬e)
= 0.8 * 0.7 + 0.5 * 0.3 = 0.78
P(¬c) = P(¬c|e)P(e) + P(¬c|¬e)P(¬e) = 0.22
P(¬c) = 1 – P(c), as well
P(g) = P(g|c)P(c) + P(g|¬c)P(¬c)
= 0.7 * 0.78 + 0.0 * 0.22 = 0.546
P(¬g) = 1 – P(g) = 0.454

Bayesian Networks

Bayesian Networks
This structure is a Bayesian network.
Graphical representation of the direct dependencies over a set of variables + a set of conditional probability tables (CPTs) quantifying the strength of those influences.
Bayes nets generalize the above ideas in very interesting ways, leading to effective means of representation and inference under uncertainty.

Bayesian Networks
Graphical notation for conditional independence statements.
aka belief networks, probabilistic networks
Compact specification of joint distributions.
One node per variable.
Directed acyclic graph.
Link means ‘directly influences’.
Node conditional on its parents: P(Xi | parents(Xi) )


`Dentist’ Network




Weather is independent of other variables.
Toothache and Catch are conditionally independent given Cavity.


Bayesian Networks
P(c|a,b) P(¬c|a,b)
P(c|¬a,b) P(¬c|¬a,b)
P(c|a,¬b) P(¬c|a,¬b)
P(c|¬a,¬b) P(¬c|¬a,¬b)
BN over variables {X1, X2,…, Xn} consists of:
a DAG whose nodes are the variables.
a set of CPTs (P(Xi | Parents(Xi) ) for each Xi

Semantics of a Bayes Net
The structure of the BN means: every Xi is conditionally independent of all of its non-descendants given its parents:
P(Xi | S ∪ Par(Xi)) = P(Xi | Par(Xi))

for any subset S ⊆ NonDescendants(Xi)

Burglary Network

`My neighbour John calls me to say the house alarm has gone off. My other neighbour Mary hasn’t rung. Minor earthquakes (!) could set off the alarm. Is there a burglar?’

Causal links:

Earthquake can set off alarm
Burglar can set off the alarm
Alarm can cause John to call
Alarm can cause Mary to call


Burglary Network

Query: P(B = true | A = true, M = false, J = false)?
… or, what is the same: P(b | a, ¬m, ¬j)?

Semantics of Bayes Nets
If we ask for P(x1, x2,…, xn) we obtain
assuming an ordering consistent with network
By the chain rule, we have:
P(x1, x2,…, xn)
= P(xn | xn-1, … , x1) P(xn-1 | xn-2, …, x1) … P(x1)
= P(xn | Par(xn)) P(xn-1 | Par(xn-1)) … P(x1)

Thus, the joint is recoverable using the parameters (CPTs) specified in an arbitrary BN

Check my video…

Burglary Network

P(j, m, a, ¬e, ¬b)
= P(j | a) P(m | a) P(a | ¬e,¬b) P(¬e) P(¬b)
= 0.90 x 0.70 x 0.001 x 0.998 x 0.999
= 0.0006281113

Full joint distribution can be calculated as follows:

P(X1, …, Xn) = P(X1) P(X2 | X1) … P(Xn|X1,…Xn-1)
= ∏ni=1 P(Xi | X1, … Xi-1)
= ∏ni=1 P(Xi | Parent(Xi) )
This makes the calculation a lot simpler …


Inference by enumeration
What is the probability
of Burglary given that
John and Mary call?

Formally: P(B | j, m)?

Calculate (by marginalizing/enumerating a, e):
ΣaΣeP(B, j, m, a, e) ←— use Bayes Net to simplify!

Burglary inference via pgmpy

Check Piazza post @285 from Benhao: https://piazza.com/class/kbsmlzxg3k7418?cid=285

Designing Bayesian Networks

Designing Bayesian Networks

Choose a set of variables that describe the domain
Choose an ordering for the variables (!!)
While there are variables left:
Choose a variable Xi and a node to the network
Set Parent(Xi) to a minimal set of nodes such that P(Xi | X1, …, Xi-1) = P(Xi | Parent(Xi) )
(Variable can only have parents that come earlier in the ordering)
Define the conditional probability table for Xi
The trick is to choose the ordering so that Parent(Xi) is much less than {X1, …, Xi-1} …


Causal Intuitions
The construction of a BN is simple:
works with arbitrary orderings of variable set
but some orderings are much better than others!
if ordering/dependence structure reflects causal intuitions, a more natural, compact BN results
In this BN, we’ve used the ordering Mal, Flu, Cold, Aches to build BN for distribution P for Aches.

Variable can only have parents that come earlier in the ordering

Causal Intuitions
Suppose we build the BN for distribution P using the opposite ordering: Aches, Cold, Flu, Malaria
resulting network is more complicated!
Mal depends on Aches; but it also depends on Cold, Flu given Aches
Cold, Flu explain away Mal given Aches.
Flu depends on Aches; but also on Cold given Aches
Cold depends on Aches


1 + 1 + 1 + 8 = 11 numbers
1 + 2 + 4 + 8 = 15 numbers
If each random variable is directly influenced by at most k others, then each CPT will be at most 2k. Thus the entire network of n variables is specified by n2k.
Contrast that with a full probability table: 2n

Testing Independence (optional)
Given BN, how do we determine if two variables X, Y are independent given evidence E?
we use a (simple) graphical property!

X and Y are conditionally independent given evidence E if E d-separates X and Y

D-separation: A set of variables E d-separates X and Y if E “blocks” every undirected path in the BN between X and Y.

Blocking: Graphical View


Probabilities allow us to reason under uncertainty.
Full probability distribution tables are just not feasible.
Exploit Conditional Independence.
Bayesian Networks is a representation of such independences.
reduces complexity!

Whiteboard used in lectorials

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