Calculating maximum entropy flows in networks

Tanyimboh, T. T. and Templeman, A. B. (1993) Calculating maximum entropy flows in networks. Journal of the Operational Research Society, 44 (4). pp. 383-396. ISSN 0160-5682

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    Abstract

    This paper describes methods for calculating the most likely values of link flows in networks with incomplete data. The object is to present a thorough and rigorous treatment of maximum entropy flow estimation methods and to develop a methodological framework capable of handling different types of network problems. A multiple probability space conditional entropy approach is described for the general network problem. Results are presented and discussed for an example network intended for water supply.