Hierarchical Gaussian process latent variable models

Abstract

The Gaussian process latent variable model (GP-LVM) is a powerful approach for probabilistic modelling of high dimensional data through dimensional reduction. In this paper we extend the GP-LVM through hierarchies. A hierarchical model (such as a tree) allows us to express conditional independencies in the data as well as the manifold structure. We first introduce Gaussian process hierarchies through a simple dynamical model, we then extend the approach to a more complex hierarchy which is applied to the visualisation of human motion data sets.

DOI: 10.1145/1273496.1273557

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@inproceedings{Lawrence2007HierarchicalGP, title={Hierarchical Gaussian process latent variable models}, author={Neil D. Lawrence and Andrew J. Moore}, booktitle={ICML}, year={2007} }