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Graphical models for marked point processes

Marked point processes can be used to analyse so-called event histories, e.g. in sociology we are interested in the dynamics behind events such as finishing college, finding a job, getting married, starting a family, durations of unemployment, illness etc. In a paper recently published in JRSS(B), Vanessa Didelez has proposed a graphical representation of dynamic dependence structures to help gain insight into the driving forces of marked point processes. She shows that certain graphical properties, especially graphical separations, have a one-to-one relation to the underlying dynamic model which can be exploited to simplify inference. Read more...

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