Practical Probabilistic Programming

Practical Probabilistic Programming
Practical Probabilistic Programming is published by in April 2016. This book has 456 pages in English, ISBN-13 978-1617292330.

Practical Probabilistic Programming introduces the working programmer to probabilistic programming. In this book, you’ll immediately work on practical examples like building a spam filter, diagnosing computer system data problems, and recovering digital images. You’ll discover probabilistic inference, where algorithms help make extended predictions about issues like social media usage. Along the way, you’ll learn to use functional-style programming for text analysis, object-oriented models to predict social phenomena like the spread of tweets, and open universe models to gauge real-life social media usage. The book also has chapters on how probabilistic models can help in decision making and modeling of dynamic systems.

What’s Inside

  • Introduction to probabilistic modeling
  • Writing probabilistic programs in Figaro
  • Building Bayesian networks
  • Predicting product lifecycles
  • Decision-making algorithms

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