Skip to Main content Skip to Navigation
Conference papers

Pairwise decomposition for combinatorial optimization in graphical models

Abstract : We propose a new additive decomposition of probabilitytables that preserves equivalence of the joint distribution while reducing the size of potentials, without extra variables. We formulate the Most Probable Explanation (MPE) problem in belief networks as a Weighted Constraint Satisfaction Problem (WCSP). Our pairwise decomposition allows to replace a cost function with smaller-arity functions.The resulting pairwise decomposed WCSP is then easier to solve using state-of-the-art WCSP techniques. Although testing pairwise decomposition is equivalent to testing pairwise independence in the original belief network, we show how to efficiently test and enforce it, even in the presence of hard constraints. Furthermore, we infer additional information from the resulting nonbinarycost functions by projecting&subtracting them on binary functions. We observed huge improvements by preprocessing with pairwise decomposition andproject&subtract compared to the current state-ofthe-art solvers on two difficult sets of benchmark.
Document type :
Conference papers
Complete list of metadata

https://hal.inrae.fr/hal-02744861
Contributor : Migration Prodinra Connect in order to contact the contributor
Submitted on : Wednesday, June 3, 2020 - 7:57:02 AM
Last modification on : Tuesday, July 20, 2021 - 5:08:03 PM
Long-term archiving on: : Friday, December 4, 2020 - 5:15:53 PM

File

IJCAI 2011 - TS_1
Files produced by the author(s)

Identifiers

  • HAL Id : hal-02744861, version 1
  • PRODINRA : 164653

Collections

Citation

Aurélie Favier, Simon de Givry, Andres Legarra, Thomas Schiex. Pairwise decomposition for combinatorial optimization in graphical models. IJCAI 2011 - Twenty-second International Joint Conference on Artificial Intelligence, Labo/service de l'auteur, Ville service, Pays service., 2011, Barcelona, Spain. ⟨hal-02744861⟩

Share

Metrics

Record views

20

Files downloads

25