Probabilistic Programming with Infer.NET

John Winn and Tom Minka, 2009

Probabilistic Programming is a way of defining probabilistic models by overloading the operations in standard programming language to have probabilistic meanings. The goal is to specify probabilistic models in a compact manner for human communication and in a precise manner for automatic inference. A good overview of the research in this area can be found at

This is a talk and a series of exercises in Probabilistic Programming that we presented at the Machine Learning Summer School 2009. The exercises provide a hands-on introduction to the power of Probabilistic Programming and a tutorial in Infer.NET. The original exercises required an old version of Infer.NET that is no longer available.

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Tom Minka
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