Thursday, October 18, 2007

Volker Tresp: Infinite Hidden Relational Model

Dr. Volker Tresp from Siemens AG is currently visiting our laboratory. He will act as the opponent for Timo Similä's doctoral defense tomorrow on Friday 19th of October. The title of Similä's thesis is "Advances in variable selection and visualization methods for analysis of multivariate data".

For the moment, Volker Tresp is giving a talk on "The Infinite Hidden Relational Model". The IHRM can be used to realize nonparametric relational Bayes. He suggests that the IHRM might be an interesting model for a number of relational problems. He presented a recommendation system, prediction of gene functions and medical decision support as applications.

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