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Adjacency-Faithfulness and Conservative Causal Inference Joseph Ramsey Peter Spirtes
 

Summary: Adjacency-Faithfulness and Conservative Causal Inference
Joseph Ramsey Peter Spirtes
Department of Philosophy
Carnegie Mellon University
Pittsburgh, PA 15213
{jdramsey, ps7z}@andrew.cmu.edu
Jiji Zhang
Division of Humanities and Social Sciences
California Institute of Technology
Pasadena, CA 91125
jiji@hss.caltech.edu
Abstract
Most causal discovery algorithms in the lit-
erature exploit an assumption usually re-
ferred to as the Causal Faithfulness or Sta-
bility Condition. In this paper, we high-
light two components of the condition used
in constraint-based algorithms, which we call
"Adjacency-Faithfulness" and "Orientation-
Faithfulness." We point out that assum-

  

Source: Andrews, Peter B. - Department of Mathematical Sciences, Carnegie Mellon University

 

Collections: Mathematics