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Ising Graphical Model

Kamenetsky, Dmitry


The Ising model is an important model in statistical physics, with over 10,000 papers published on the topic. This model assumes binary variables and only local pairwise interactions between neighbouring nodes. Inference for the general Ising model is NP-hard; this includes tasks such as calculating the partition function, finding a lowest-energy (ground) state and computing marginal probabilities. Past approaches have proceeded by working with classes of tractable Ising models, such as Ising...[Show more]

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Date published: 2010-07-29T06:14:40Z
Type: Thesis (PhD)


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