# Vanessa Kosoy comments on Embedded Naive Bayes

• This seems interesting, but I think there are some assumptions that have been left out? What prevents us from taking and to be constants, which would give solutions for any ?

• I am indeed leaving out some assumptions, mainly because I am not yet convinced of which assumptions are “right”. The simplest assumption—used by Aczel—is that and are monotonic. But that’s usually chosen more for mathematical convenience than for any principled reason, as far as I can tell. We certainly want some assumptions which rule out the trivial solution, but I’m not sure what they should be.