Keywords: Graph based knowledge representation, Beyesian Nets, Semantic Neural Networks
TL;DR: The paper presents a method for mapping a Bayes Network based representation of a domain in a Semantic Neural Network representation and experimental results evaluating the proposed approach.
Abstract: Representation of application domains, related concepts and their dependencies is often achieved using Bayesian Networks. In Bayesian Networks nodes represent random variables and arcs represent their dependencies. Since inference over Bayesian Networks is a complex task in this work a novel approach for representing and reasoning over Bayesian Networks using Semantically labeled Neural Networks is proposed and evaluated. Using Semantic Neural Networks combines advantages of Neural Networks such as wide adoption and highly optimized implementations while preserving the interpretability of Bayesian Networks which is an important requirement, especially in medical applications.