Bayesian nonparametric Plackett-Luce models for the analysis of preferences for college degree programmes

@inproceedings{Caron2012BayesianNP,
  title={Bayesian nonparametric Plackett-Luce models for the analysis of preferences for college degree programmes},
  author={Francçois Caron and Yee Whye Teh and Thomas Brendan Murphy},
  year={2012}
}
In this paper we propose a Bayesian nonparametric model for clustering partial ranking data. We start by developing a Bayesian nonparametric extension of the popular Plackett-Luce choice model that can handle an infinite number of choice items. Our framework is based on the theory of random atomic measures, with prior specified by a completely random measure. We characterise the posterior distribution given data, and derive a simple and effective Gibbs sampler for posterior simulation. We then… CONTINUE READING
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