Entropy and Belief Networks
The product expansion of conditional probabilities for belief nets is not maximum entropy. This appears to deny a desirable kind of assurance for the model. However, a kind of guarantee that is almost as strong as maximum entropy can be derived. Surprisingly, a variant model also exhibits the guarantee, and for many cases obtains a higher performance score than the product expansion.
PDF Link: /papers/92/p55-dalkey.pdf
AUTHOR = "Norman Dalkey
TITLE = "Entropy and Belief Networks",
BOOKTITLE = "Proceedings of the Eighth Conference Annual Conference on Uncertainty in Artificial Intelligence (UAI-92)",
PUBLISHER = "Morgan Kaufmann",
ADDRESS = "San Mateo, CA",
YEAR = "1992",
PAGES = "55--58"