State sequence prediction in imprecise hidden Markov models
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 Jasper De Bock (UGent) and Gert De Cooman (UGent)
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 Bioinformatics: from nucleotids to networks (N2N)
 Abstract
 We present an efficient exact algorithm for estimating state sequences from outputs (or observations) in imprecise hidden Markov models (iHMM), where both the uncertainty linking one state to the next, and that linking a state to its output, are represented using coherent lower previsions. The notion of independence we associate with the credal network representing the iHMM is that of epistemic irrelevance. We consider as best estimates for state sequences the (WalleySen) maximal sequences for the posterior joint state model (conditioned on the observed output sequence), associated with a gain function that is the indicator of the state sequence. This corresponds to (and generalises) finding the state sequence with the highest posterior probability in HMMs with precise transition and output probabilities (pHMMs). We argue that the computational complexity is at worst quadratic in the length of the Markov chain, cubic in the number of states, and essentially linear in the number of maximal state sequences. For binary iHMMs, we investigate experimentally how the number of maximal state sequences depends on the model parameters.
 Keywords
 maximality, optimal state sequence, coherent lower prevision, epistemic irrelevance, credal network, Imprecise hidden Markov model
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Please use this url to cite or link to this publication: http://hdl.handle.net/1854/LU1978382
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 De Bock, Jasper, and Gert De Cooman. 2011. “State Sequence Prediction in Imprecise Hidden Markov Models.” In ISIPTA ’11  PROCEEDINGS OF THE SEVENTH INTERNATIONAL SYMPOSIUM ON IMPRECISE PROBABILITY: THEORIES AND APPLICATIONS, ed. F Coolen, G DeCooman, T Fetz, and M Oberguggenberger, 159–168.
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 De Bock, Jasper, & De Cooman, G. (2011). State sequence prediction in imprecise hidden Markov models. In F Coolen, G. DeCooman, T. Fetz, & M. Oberguggenberger (Eds.), ISIPTA ’11  PROCEEDINGS OF THE SEVENTH INTERNATIONAL SYMPOSIUM ON IMPRECISE PROBABILITY: THEORIES AND APPLICATIONS (pp. 159–168). Presented at the 7th International symposium on Imprecise Probability: Theories and Applications (ISIPTA 2011).
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 1.De Bock J, De Cooman G. State sequence prediction in imprecise hidden Markov models. In: Coolen F, DeCooman G, Fetz T, Oberguggenberger M, editors. ISIPTA ’11  PROCEEDINGS OF THE SEVENTH INTERNATIONAL SYMPOSIUM ON IMPRECISE PROBABILITY: THEORIES AND APPLICATIONS. 2011. p. 159–68.
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 De Bock, Jasper, and Gert De Cooman. “State Sequence Prediction in Imprecise Hidden Markov Models.” ISIPTA ’11  PROCEEDINGS OF THE SEVENTH INTERNATIONAL SYMPOSIUM ON IMPRECISE PROBABILITY: THEORIES AND APPLICATIONS. Ed. F Coolen et al. 2011. 159–168. Print.
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