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Latent Dirichlet Allocation - definitions

I am self-studying the article on LDA by Blei, Ng and Jordan (https://www.cs.princeton.edu/~blei/papers/BleiNgJordan2003.pdf). at the start of the second section - the following definitions are given: ...
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Gaussian classifier: if two gaussians have equal variance is it possible for them to produce a non-linear decision boundary?

I have been playing with this a bit and I don't believe they can. However, I am very new to machine learning and my maths isn't strong enough to be certain.
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How alignment between words are generated by IBM model1?

I implemented the translation model IBM1. As a result, I got the translation table P(targetWord|sourceWord) wich is ok. I want also to obtain the alignment of words in the corpus that I used in order ...
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How do you evaluate a generative model?

Evaluating a discriminative model is relatively easy: compare the predictions with ground truth, using cross-validation. Unfortunately this strategy can't be used for generative models. Surely this ...
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Use cases for P-Kernel for SVMs

I've been reading the book Kernel Methods for Pattern Analysis by Shawe-Taylor and Cristianini (2004), where generative kernels (like p-kernel and fisher-kernel, not to be confused with polynomial ...
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What enforces features diversity in RBM?

I'm working on an implementation of a Restricted Boltzman Machine (RBM). I made some tests on the MNIST dataset trying to learn a representation of the digit 2. My inputs are binary images. My aim is ...
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Is there some theory of SVMs with infinitely many data?

I am trying to understand what does it means to have a (linear) SVM classifier (with soft margins) given the generative model of the data. And I realize I have not seen any paper on it, nor can I ...
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Example of how the log-sum-exp trick works in Naive Bayes

I have read about the log-sum-exp trick in many places (e.g. here, and here) but have never seen an example of how it is applied specifically to the Naive Bayes classifier (e.g. with discrete features ...
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Discriminative vs. Generative Models

This has be asked before, but I still have not grasped it completely. I know that generative models model the feature distribution and that this includes modelling the P(x|y) and P(y), which are not ...
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Do discriminative models overfit more than generative models?

In an interview, the interviewer said that discriminative models tend to overfit more than generative models because they solve a more complex problem and hence consume more resources (or parameters) ...
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Generative Models: Bayesian statistics hw help

Can anyone shed some light on this problem. Not looking for you to write out the answer for me, just some helpful hints that will hopefully lead me in the right direction. Here is the question: ...
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Discriminative learning and generative learning

I'm wondering why in Generative learning algorithm, they try to maximize the probability $\prod_{i=1}^np(x^{(i)}, y^{(i)})$ While in Discriminative learning algorithm, it is $\prod_{i=1}^np(y^{(i)} ...
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Difference between probabilistic generative, discriminative models and “discriminant functions”?

I have been thoroughly confused by a bunch of online resources regarding this issue. I would really like a simple explanation about the differences between generative and discriminative approaches, ...
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Is there a more precise definition of generative models?

Intuitively, a generative model is one that we can generate good data from. What I'm looking for is a formal definition of "good data." For example, for any classification model I could generate ...
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Treating multiple Dichotomies combined?

Let's say I am interested in choosing a new country $c_1, \ldots, c_k$ to live in. For some reason I can only apply to one country and only once. I know for each country a set of 2000 observations ...
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Topic Words Selection in Topic Modeling

I understand how generative model of topic modeling works; for each topic there is a distribution of words, and for each document there is a distribution of topics. Question is how words are ...
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Difference and connection between generative learning, discriminative learning and max-margin learning

I once heard that, generative learning, discriminative learning and max-margin learning can be separated in terms of their respective definition of loss function. I am not sure how to achieve that?
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Generative modeling of a mix of continous and discrete variables

I'm trying to build a generative model to run a Monte Carlo simulation. The existing data consist of a combination of discrete and continuous variables. Suppose I have a number of people... ...
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Statistical model of a website

I know that HMMs can be used to construct statistical models of text. Thus, we can generate text according to this model, and compute the likelihood of a text sample under the model. What tools are ...
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Beyond Fisher kernels

For a while, it seemed like Fisher Kernels might become popular, as they seemed to be a way to construct kernels from probabilistic models. However, I've rarely seen them used in practice, and I have ...
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Generative model that penalizes clumping of data

I'm interested in modeling a generative process that encourages data to be "evenly distributed" over its support, i.e. clumping of data points is penalized. For example, if I have a mixture ...
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Why are Gaussian “discriminant” analysis models called so?

Gaussian discriminant analysis models learn $P(x|y)$ and then apply Bayes rule to evaluate $$P(y|x) = \frac{P(x|y)P_{prior}(y)}{\Sigma_{g \in Y} P(x|g) P_{prior}(g) }.$$ Hence, they are generative ...
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Generative vs. discriminative

I know that generative means "based on $P(x,y)$" and discriminative means "based on $P(y|x)$," but I'm confused on several points: Wikipedia (+ many other hits on the web) classify things like SVMs ...
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Generative modelling: what if the generating models have very different “quality of fit”

Say I want to classify my data into two categories. I am pretty sure that my data has been generated by two mixtures of Gaussians -- on has a bimodal and one a trimodal form. I then train the ...
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The connection between Bayesian statistics and generative modeling

Can someone refer me to a good reference that explains the connection between Bayesian statistics and generative modeling techniques? Why do we usually use generative models with Bayesian techniques? ...