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Measuring latent causal structure

Ricardo Silva

in Causality in the Sciences

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780199574131
eISBN:
9780191728921
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199574131.003.0032
Subject:
Mathematics, Logic / Computer Science / Mathematical Philosophy

The presence of latent variables makes the task of estimating causal effects difficult. In particular, it might not even be possible to record important variables without measurement error, a common ... More


Latent Variable Models for Analyzing DNA Methylation

E. Andrés Houseman

in Probabilistic Graphical Models for Genetics, Genomics, and Postgenomics

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
December 2014
ISBN:
9780198709022
eISBN:
9780191779619
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198709022.003.0015
Subject:
Mathematics, Probability / Statistics, Biostatistics

Deoxyribonucleic acid (DNA) methylation is tightly linked with cellular differentiation. For instance, it has been observed that DNA methylation in tumor cells encodes phenotypic information about ... More


Qualitative Response Models

Bernt P. Stigum

in Econometrics in a Formal Science of Economics: Theory and the Measurement of Economic Relations

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2015
ISBN:
9780262028585
eISBN:
9780262323109
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262028585.003.0004
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Econometrics

Chapter IV discusseseconometric analyses of qualitative response models. A qualitative response model is an econometric modelin which the dependent variable is either discrete or half continuous and ... More


Expectation propagation

Manfred Opper

in Statistical Physics, Optimization, Inference, and Message-Passing Algorithms: Lecture Notes of the Les Houches School of Physics: Special Issue, October 2013

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780198743736
eISBN:
9780191803802
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198743736.003.0009
Subject:
Physics, Theoretical, Computational, and Statistical Physics

Variational inference is a powerful concept that underlies many iterative approximation algorithms: expectation propagation, mean-field methods, belief propagation, and TAP equations can all be ... More


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