Markov Blanketshttps://royalsocietypublishing.org/doi/10.1098/rsif.2017.0792In statistics and machine learning, the Markov blanket for a node in a graphical model contains all the variables that shield the node from the rest of the network. This means that the Markov blanket of a node is the only knowledge needed to predict the behavior of that node and its children. The term was coined by Judea Pearl in 1988.[1]