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Natural Gradient Variational Inference with Gaussian Mixture Models

  title={Natural Gradient Variational Inference with Gaussian Mixture Models},
  author={Farzaneh Mahdisoltani},
Bayesian methods estimate a measure of uncertainty by using the posterior distribution: p(z|D) = p(D|z)p(z)/p(D). One source of difficulty in these methods is the computation of the normalizing constant p(D) = ∫ p(D|z)p(z)dz. Calculating exact posterior is generally intractable and we usually approximate it. Variational Inference (VI) methods approximate the posterior with a distribution q(z) usually chosen from a simple family using optimization. The main contribution of this work is described… 

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