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Message-Passing Algorithms and Homology.

@article{Peltre2020MessagePassingAA,
  title={Message-Passing Algorithms and Homology.},
  author={Olivier Peltre},
  journal={arXiv: Mathematical Physics},
  year={2020}
}
  • Olivier Peltre
  • Published 24 September 2020
  • Mathematics, Physics
  • arXiv: Mathematical Physics
This PhD thesis lays out algebraic and topological structures relevant for the study of probabilistic graphical models. Marginal estimation algorithms are introduced as diffusion equations of the form $\dot u = \delta \varphi$. They generalise the traditional belief propagation (BP) algorithm, and provide an alternative for contrastive divergence (CD) or Markov chain Monte Carlo (MCMC) algorithms, typically involved in estimating a free energy functional and its gradient w.r.t. model… Expand
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