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Technical Report: UTEP-CS-13-51


In the last decade, vine copulas emerged as a new efficient techniques for describing and analyzing multi-variate dependence in econometrics. Our experience has shown, however, that while these techniques have been successfully applied to many practical problems of econometrics, there is still a lot of confusion and misunderstanding related to vine copulas. In this paper, we provide a motivation for this new technique from the computational viewpoint. We show that other techniques used to described dependence -- Bayesian networks and fuzzy techniques -- can be viewed as a particular case of vine copulas.