Preprint 16/2011

On Solution Sets of Information Inequalities

Nihat Ay and Walter Wenzel

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Submission date: 21. Apr. 2011
Pages: 21
published in: Kybernetika, 48 (2012) 5, p. 845-864 
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Keywords and phrases: linear inequalities, polyhedral sets, Bayesian networks, information, entropy
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Abstract:
We investigate solution sets of a special kind of linear inequality systems. In particular, we derive characterizations of these sets in terms of minimal solution sets. The studied inequalities emerge as information inequalities in the context of Bayesian networks. This allows to deduce important properties of Bayesian networks, which is important within causal inference.

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