Discovering Causal Structure

Herbert Alexander Simon; Clark Glymour; Peter Spirtes; Richard Scheines
ISBN:
0122869613

This book is about a computer program, TETRAD. The program is designed to assist in the search for causal explanations of statistical data. There are often many millions of possible alternative causal explanations for nonexperimental data; human researchers can only consider and evaluate a handful of these alternatives and hope that the best explanation they find is the best explanation there is. That hope is often in vain. The TETRAD program uses artificial intelligence techniques to help the investigator to perform a systematic search for alternative causal models using whatever relevant knowledge may be available.

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