Iterated conditional modes

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In statistics, iterated conditional modes is a deterministic algorithm for obtaining the configuration that maximizes the joint probability of a Markov random field. It does this by iteratively maximizing the probability of each variable conditioned on the rest.

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  • Besag, J. E. (1986), "On the Statistical Analysis of Dirty Pictures", Journal of the Royal Statistical Society, Series B 48 (3): 259–302, JSTOR 2345426