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From Bryan Cutler <>
Subject Re: Belief propagation algorithm is open sourced
Date Thu, 15 Dec 2016 04:21:21 GMT
I'll check it out, thanks for sharing Alexander!

On Dec 13, 2016 4:58 PM, "Ulanov, Alexander" <>

> Dear Spark developers and users,
> HPE has open sourced the implementation of the belief propagation (BP)
> algorithm for Apache Spark, a popular message passing algorithm for
> performing inference in probabilistic graphical models. It provides exact
> inference for graphical models without loops. While inference for graphical
> models with loops is approximate, in practice it is shown to work well. The
> implementation is generic and operates on factor graph representation of
> graphical models. It handles factors of any order, and variable domains of
> any size. It is implemented with Apache Spark GraphX, and thus can scale to
> large scale models. Further, it supports computations in log scale for
> numerical stability. Large scale applications of BP include fraud detection
> in banking transactions and malicious site detection in computer networks.
> Source code:
> Best regards, Alexander

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