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# Computer Science > Machine Learning

# Title: Decentralized Learning of Tree-Structured Gaussian Graphical Models from Noisy Data

(Submitted on 22 Sep 2021)

Abstract: This paper studies the decentralized learning of tree-structured Gaussian graphical models (GGMs) from noisy data. In decentralized learning, data set is distributed across different machines (sensors), and GGMs are widely used to model complex networks such as gene regulatory networks and social networks. The proposed decentralized learning uses the Chow-Liu algorithm for estimating the tree-structured GGM.

In previous works, upper bounds on the probability of incorrect tree structure recovery were given mostly without any practical noise for simplification. While this paper investigates the effects of three common types of noisy channels: Gaussian, Erasure, and binary symmetric channel. For Gaussian channel case, to satisfy the failure probability upper bound $\delta > 0$ in recovering a $d$-node tree structure, our proposed theorem requires only $\mathcal{O}(\log(\frac{d}{\delta}))$ samples for the smallest sample size ($n$) comparing to the previous literature \cite{Nikolakakis} with $\mathcal{O}(\log^4(\frac{d}{\delta}))$ samples by using the positive correlation coefficient assumption that is used in some important works in the literature. Moreover, the approximately bounded Gaussian random variable assumption does not appear in \cite{Nikolakakis}. Given some knowledge about the tree structure, the proposed Algorithmic Bound will achieve obviously better performance with small sample size (e.g., $< 2000$) comparing with formulaic bounds. Finally, we validate our theoretical results by performing simulations on synthetic data sets.

## Submission history

From: Akram Hussain Engr. [view email]**[v1]**Wed, 22 Sep 2021 10:41:18 GMT (15150kb,D)

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