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Gaussian Belief Propagation

In this article, we present a visual introduction to Gaussian Belief Propagation (GBP), a probabilistic inference algorithm that operates by passing messages between the nodes of arbitrarily structured factor graphs. A special case of loopy belief propagation, GBP updates rely only on local information and will converge independently of the message schedule. Our key argument is that, given recent trends in computing hardware, GBP has the right computational properties to act as a scalable distributed probabilistic inference framework for future machine learning systems.

Pairing function - Wikipedia

a process to uniquely encode two natural numbers into a single natural number (Used in diagonal arguments to prove integers and rationals have the same cardinality) g(x, y) = (x^2 + 2xy + y^2 + x + 3y)/2 is called the /Cantor pairing function/. “The statement that this is the only quadratic pairing function is known as the Fueter–Pólya theorem . Whether this is the only polynomial pairing function is still an open question.”

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