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AAAI 2020
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Parallel AND/OR search for marginal MAP

AAAI 2020
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Marginal MAP is a difficult mixed inference task for graphical models. Existing state-of-the-art algorithms for solving exactly this task are based on either depth-first or best-first sequential search over an AND/OR search space. In this paper, we explore and evaluate for the first time the power of parallel search for exact Marginal MAP inference. We introduce a new parallel shared-memory recursive best-first AND/OR search algorithm that explores the search space in a best-first manner while operating with limited memory. Subsequently, we develop a complete parallel search scheme that only parallelizes the conditional likelihood computations. We also extend the proposed algorithms into depth-first parallel search schemes. Our experiments on difficult benchmarks demonstrate the effectiveness of the parallel search algorithms against current sequential methods for solving Marginal MAP exactly.

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07 Feb 2020

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AAAI 2020

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