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Stefan Lüdtke

Lifted Bayesian filtering in multi-entity systems

Universität Rostock, 2020

Abstract: This thesis focuses on Bayesian filtering for systems that consist of multiple, interacting entites (e.g. agents or objects), which can naturally be described by Multiset Rewriting Systems (MRSs). The main insight is that the state space that is underling an MRS exhibits a certain symmetry, which can be exploited to increase inference efficiency. We provide an efficient, lifted filtering algorithm, which is able to achieve a factorial reduction in space and time complexity, compared to conventional, ground filtering.

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