# hw1sol - Probablistic Graphical Models, Spring 2007...

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Unformatted text preview: Probablistic Graphical Models, Spring 2007 Homework 1 solutions 1 Representation Solution due to Steve Gardiner Consider N +1 binary random variables X 1 ,...X N ,Y that have the following conditional independencies: i,jX i X j | Y 1. Consider the following conjecture: Conjecture 1. i,j,k X i ,X j X k | Y The conjecture is false; a counterexample follows. Consider a model where N = 3 and X 1 ,X 2 and Y are all i.i.d. uniform Bernoulli random variables, and X 3 is deterministically generated as X 3 = Y ( X 1 X 2 ). (where refers to the logical XOR operator) The pairwise conditional independencies hold, namely, X 1 X 2 | Y,X 1 X 3 | Y and X 2 X 3 | Y , however it is not the case that X 1 ,X 2 X 3 | Y 2. Suppose you wish to store the joint probability distribution of these N + 1 variables as a single table. How many parameters will you need? 2 N +1- 1 3. An undirected graphical model that encodes the required conditional independencies is Y X 1 X 2 X 3 .... X N 2 Gaussians Solution due to Steve Gardiner 1. Show that for any joint density function P ( X,Y ), if X Y then Cov ( X,Y ) = 0. Lemma 2. If X Y then E [ XY ] = [ EX ][ EY ] Proof. I show the result for continuous random variables X and Y ; the proof for discrete random variables uses summation symbols instead of integration but in the same manner. 1 E [ XY ] = integraldisplay integraldisplay xyP ( x,y ) dxdy = integraldisplay integraldisplay xyP ( x ) P ( y ) dxdy (by independence) = integraldisplay yP ( y ) integraldisplay xP ( x ) dxdy = bracketleftBig integraldisplay yP ( y ) dy bracketrightBigbracketleftBig integraldisplay xP ( x ) dx bracketrightBig = [ EX ][ EY ] Corollary 3. If X Y then Cov ( X,Y ) = 0 Proof. Cov ( X,Y ) = E bracketleftbig ( X- EX )( Y- EY ) bracketrightbig = E bracketleftbig XY- Y EX- XEY + [ EX ][ EY ] bracketrightbig = E [ XY ]- E [ Y EX ]- E [ XEY ] + E bracketleftbig [ EX ][ EY ] bracketrightbig = E [ XY ]- [ EY ][ EX ]- [ EX ][ EY ] + [ EX ][ EY ] = E [ XY ]- [ EX ][ EY ] = E [ XY ]- E [ XY ] (by Lemma 2) = 0 2. To Show: Suppose P ( X,Y ) a Gaussian distribution. Then Cov ( X,Y ) = 0 = X Y Proof. The joint distribution of (X,Y) is given by P ( x,y ) = 1 2 X Y radicalbig 1- 2 exp bracketleftBig 1 2(1- 2 ) bracketleftbig 2 ( x- EX )( y- EY ) X Y- ( x- EX ) 2 2 X- ( y- EY ) 2 2 Y bracketrightbig bracketrightBig...
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