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John Winn

Microsoft Research Cambridge, UK


Wednesday 13 February 2008




Seminar Room B10 (Basement)

Alexandra House, 17 Queen Square, London, WC1N 3AR



Developing a general-purpose message-passing library

Infer.NET is a project underway at Microsoft Research to create a general-purpose software library for inference in graphical models. The project is heavily inspired by BUGS and VIBES . However, the main focus of this library is efficient execution of deterministic message-passing algorithms on large-scale models. I will describe some of the research challenges we face and how we are addressing them.  This is joint work with Tom Minka.