[Probability] Conditional Independence

Conditional Independence

A node X is conditionally independent of its non-parent ancestors given its parents.

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Example

Top researchers in computer architecture publish their research to both ASPLOS and ISCA, so getting paper accepted to them is not marginally independent.

However, if it is some specific researcher we are talking about, getting paper accepted to them is an independent event, ergo conditionally independent.

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