# Efficient Acquisition Rules for Model-Based Approximate Bayesian Computation

@article{Jarvenpaa2019EfficientAR, title={Efficient Acquisition Rules for Model-Based Approximate Bayesian Computation}, author={Marko Jarvenpaa and Michael U. Gutmann and Arijus Pleska and Aki Vehtari and Pekka Marttinen}, journal={Bayesian Analysis}, year={2019} }

Approximate Bayesian computation (ABC) is a method for Bayesian inference when the likelihood is unavailable but simulating from the model is possible. However, many ABC algorithms require a large number of simulations, which can be costly. To reduce the computational cost, Bayesian optimisation (BO) and surrogate models such as Gaussian processes have been proposed. Bayesian optimisation enables one to intelligently decide where to evaluate the model next but common BO strategies are not…

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