Calculating maximum entropy flows in networks

T. T. Tanyimboh, A. B. Templeman

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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.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)383-396
Number of pages14
JournalJournal of the Operational Research Society
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - Apr 1993


  • networks
  • information theory
  • engineering
  • probability

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    Maximum entropy flows for single-source networks

    Tanyimboh, T. T. & Templeman, A. B., 1993, In : Engineering Optimization. 22, 1, p. 49-63 15 p.

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