Marginal parameterizations of discrete models defined by a set of conditional independencies
AbstractIt is well-known that a conditional independence statement for discrete variables is equivalent to constraining to zero a suitable set of log-linear interactions. In this paper we show that this is also equivalent to zero constraints on suitable sets of marginal log-linear interactions, that can be formulated within a class of smooth marginal log-linear models. This result allows much more flexibility than known until now in combining several conditional independencies into a smooth marginal model. This result is the basis for a procedure that can search for such a marginal parameterization, so that, if one exists, the model is smooth.
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Bibliographic InfoArticle provided by Elsevier in its journal Journal of Multivariate Analysis.
Volume (Year): 101 (2010)
Issue (Month): 10 (November)
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