In this section we introduce the terms Diverging Connection, Converging Connection and Serial Connection.


The Bayesian networks in this section, are available in the Sample networks folder distributed with the course notes.

Diverging connection

Information can flow between the children of A, unless A is known.

Diverging Connection

Converging connection

Information cannot flow between the parents of A, unless A is known.

Converging Connection

Serial connection

Information can flow from A through B to C, unless B is known.

Serial Connection