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A type of mixed distribution or model which assumes subpopulations follow Gaussian distributions.

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Biased viterbi training result

I try to use GMM-HMM model to infer the topic of sentences in a short paragraph. While instead of using normal Baum-Welch optimization, I use viterbi training as follows. I use average of word ...
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Can we use a mixture of normal distributions while optimising likelihood?

Let's assume that we generate some values by a mixture of two Gaussians. Now we want to find the parameters of the two Gaussians by likelihood maximisation. One good expect that the optimisation will ...
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Gaussian mixture model (GMM) to cluster high dimensional dataset

My data set has ~20.000 dimensions. I want to use "Gaussian mixture model " to cluster them. To Construct mixtures, multivariate distributions are required. the multinomial distribution is the ...
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Are there any restrictions that we can use to ensure that a Gaussian distribution is ``close" to a given mixture of Gaussians?

Are there any restrictions that we can use to ensure that a Gaussian distribution is ``close" to a given mixture of Gaussians? Say you have $d + 1$ gaussian distribution with parameters $\theta_i = (\...
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Gaussian Mixture for detecting outliers

I'm trying to make a simple outlier detection program that is able to correctly, or almost correctly, identify values in a data set that could be potential outliers because they don't fall in the ...
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Expectation of normal RV conditional on normal mixture

Let $v\sim\text{Normal}\left(\mu,\sigma_v^2\right)$ a random variable with $\mu>0$ and $u\sim\text{Normal}\left(0,\sigma_u^2\right)$ Let $k\sim\text{Binomial}\left(N,p\right)$ a random variable ...
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Interpretation of NLP pipeline for topic discovery using gaussian mixture model clustering

I built a pipeline that does the following to discover topics out of a (very big: 50k docs per ~350 terms) Term Document Matrix: Compute the TfIdf score for each Term x Document pair; Rescale each ...
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Number of parameters mixture model

In order to do a LRT between two mixture models with different numbers of components, I need to know the number of parameters. I would like to know the answer both for: a) Gaussian mixture model b) ...
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Calculation of Bayeain rule as classifier for mixture Gaussian model

Here is a paper which used a bayesian classification based on Gaussian mixture model I read many article saying that we can fit a gaussian mixture model to a data and then, based on the estimated ...
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Difference between GMM classification and QDA

I know that every class has the same covariance matrix $\Sigma$ in linear discriminant analysis (LDA), and in quadratic discriminant analysis (QDA) they are different. When using gaussian mixture ...
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skew G-Jensen-Shannon divergence between multivariate gaussian calculation discrepancy

I'm trying to calculate the Jensen-Shannon divergence between two multivariate Gaussians. I found a closed-form expression both for the KL divergence and JS divergence between two Gaussians in this ...
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Clarifying Dirichlet Process Mixture Probability Terms

Suppose I have a Dirichlet Process Mixture model defined as follows: $\alpha \sim G(a,b)\\ \pi|\alpha \sim \text{Dir}(\alpha)\\ z|\pi \sim \text{Cat}(\pi)\\ $ where $G$ is just a standard Gamma ...
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How to forecast a time-series with a dynamic time unit?

I'm working on a forecasting problem, and I'm not sure if the data requires any transformation because the unit of time is dynamic. I'm working with an education data set where I have data on ...
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How to 'normalize' the product of two variables from Gaussian distribution?

I have two variables, x1 and x2, which are sampled from two Gaussian distributions respectively. I created an iteraction term x3 which is x1 multiply x2. Not surprisingly, x3 has very fat tail, ie., ...
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Gaussian Mixture Model - Model selection using the held-out likelihood?

I am trying to understand how to select the number of components in a Gaussian Mixture Model (GMM). Most presentations mention the use of criteria such as AIC and BIC. But if we simply follow model ...
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How to use GMMs for acoustic signal classification?

There are a number of applications of the Gaussian Mixture Model (GMMs) to acoustics/audio data for the purposes of classification; ex paper1 and ex paper2. GMMs ...
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Why do we use Gaussian distributions in Variational Autoencoder?

I still don't understand why we force the distribution of the hidden representation of a Variational Autoencoder (VAE) to follow a multivariate normal distribution. Why this specific distribution and ...
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Hidden Markov Model for classification

I have fitted a Gaussian mixture model to my data. This Gaussian mixture model is the combination of two Gaussian distributions. I call the first Gaussian distribution state 1 and the second Gaussian ...
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Understanding the log-likelihood (score) in scikit-learn GMM

I have been training a GMM (Gaussian Mixture, clustering / unsupervised) on two version of the same dataset: one training with all its features and one training after a PCA truncated to its 2 first ...
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Align noisy point clouds

I have a point cloud $X$ that, I suspect, is a translate of a Gaussian-corrupted version of a subset of a larger cloud $Y$, both high-dimensional ($d$ is at least 100 and ideally 10,000). What is the ...
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Is there anything wrong with performing EM clustering on PCA output?

I am trying to separate my dataset into meaningful clusters. I have tried k-means, hierarchical and EM clustering (fitting a gaussian mixture model using EM algorithm, using the EMCluster R package) ...
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What does it means for “fit a less parsimonious model” in a clustering algorithm?

I'm now trying to implement the algorithm presented in https://www.stat.washington.edu/raftery/Research/PDF/fraley2005.pdf. The algorithm is the following one: First I get a mixture model for ...
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Concentration inequality for mean of Gaussian mixture

Say I have i.i.d. samples $X_1, \ldots, X_n \sim p \mathcal{N}(\mu_1, \sigma^2) + (1 - p) \mathcal{N}(\mu_2, \sigma^2)$. Then suppose I estimate the mean with the sample mean $$ \widehat{\mu} = \frac{...
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Check on intuition behind infinite mixture models for clustering

I'm trying to better understand the intuition and practical application of infinite mixture models (Dirichlet Process) and finite mixture models. For example, say I have a data set on which I run a ...
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Different covariance types for Gaussian Mixture Models

While trying Gaussian Mixture Models here, I found these 4 types of covariances. ...
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Gaussian clusters and original distributions

In Gaussian clustering (i.e. General Mixture Models) we model the data with some clusters. For example, in the below figure, we have two clusters $C_1, C_2$, each of which are modeled with a Gaussian (...
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What is the assumption on the distribution of data in gaussian mixture models?

I am reading about Gaussian mixture models from this slide https://www.ics.uci.edu/~smyth/courses/cs274/notes/EMnotes.pdf However, I am super confused at the very first line. It says: We ...
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Sampling from Gaussian mixture models, when are the sampled data independent?

Suppose I generate a Gaussian mixture model with $N$ Gaussian distributions $p(x) = \sum\limits_{i = 1}^N w_i \mathcal{N}(x;\mu_i, \Sigma_i)$ where $w_i$ are the weights. Now I sample some points $\...
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Universal Approximation Capabilities of Mixture Models

I am looking for two reference incl. proofs showing 1) that a discrete Mixture of Gaussians can asymptotically approximate any (well behaved) continuous density 2) that a discrete Mixture of ...
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Why use a Gaussian mixture model?

I am learning about Gaussian mixture models (GMM) but I am confused as to why anyone should ever use this algorithm. How is this algorithm better than other standard clustering algorithm such as $K$-...
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Imposing constraints on observation model in a HMM

I have $N$ observations ($x_1, x_2,.. ,x_N$) from a HMM with $K$ latent states. The M step for computing the observation model $\mu_k$ involves maximizing the expression: $$ L = \sum_{n=1}^{N}{ln \...
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upper limit on number of clusters in GMM

I am using Gaussian Mixture Models (GMM) to fit a small data set with ~60 observations and 4 dimensions. This data was generated from the raw data with 14 dimensions after retaining principal ...
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Can we apply Gaussian mixture model to all kinds of scensrios where some variables are unobserved?

I learned from this answer that: A mixture distribution combines different component distributions with weights that typically sum to one (or can be renormalized). A gaussian-mixture is the ...
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Confirmatory latent variable cluster analysis with mplus

I would like to do a confirmatory latent class cluster analyses (finite mixtures) with a continuous and several categorical variables. I know how I can constrain binary variables (such as Cluster A ...
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Redefining latent variables as observed data

This was just a thought that occurred to me, but technically, is it possible to redefine what I treat as latent variables and what I treat as data? For example, lets assume I have a set of latent ...
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Anomaly detection on 1D data with multiple gaussian distributions

My core problem is to set a cutoff to my one dimension data between normal with abnormal. I think this is a 'anomaly detection' problem. My Data My data is one dimension, consists with below: (...
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Standard deviation in multimodal data

I have a dataset, 90% of observations are unimodal normal (with couple of outliers per feature), 10% are mixture of normals, components have the same standard deviations. Data contains outliers => ...
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Practical considerations on a mixture of Multivariate Normals, with many terms

Let's say the density of $Y$ is given by $p(y)=\frac{1}{L}\sum^L_{i=1}N(y\mid \mu_i, \Sigma_i)$, where $N(y \mid \mu_i, \Sigma_i)$ is the multivariate normal density evaluated at $y$, with known $L,\...
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Compute quantile function from a mixture of Normal distribution

I have this mixture of normal distribution: $$X \sim \frac{1}{2}\mathcal{N}(\mu_{x_1}=10,\,\sigma_{x_1}^{2}=1)+\frac{1}{2}\mathcal{N}(\mu_{x_2}=13,\,\sigma_{x_2}^{2}=1)$$ How can i compute the ...
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Quantiles from the combination of normal distributions

I have information on the distributions of anthropometric dimensions (like shoulder span) for children of different ages. For each age and dimension, I have mean, standard deviation. (I also have ...
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What is the different between the set of all model parameters and the parameter vector of the nth component

I read many articles about mixture models. I read that the author called the model parameters as "a set of all model parameters", while they said "parameter vector for the n-th component". I wonder ...
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Stopping criteria for gaussian mixture models

As I can read from the source code of scikit-learn, the stopping criteria for the iterative algorithm of Expectation Maximization (in my case applied to fitting Gaussian mixture models) is to put a ...
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Mixture of $K$ components

Consider a random vector $$ X\equiv \begin{pmatrix} X_1\\ X_2\\ X_3 \end{pmatrix} $$ with pdf $$f(x)=\overbrace{\sum_{k=1}^ K \frac{1}{K} f_k(x)}^{\text{finite mixture}}$$ and $\forall k=1,...,K$ $...
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Clustering circles with different radii with Gaussian Mixture Models

I am interested in clustering $N$ circles in the plane with varying radii using a Gaussian mixture model. The radius of each circle is an integer number $R_i\in\mathbb{N}$ determined from observation. ...
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Calculating the probability that an observation comes from either population A or B

If I have two normal distributions A (mean = 0, variance = 4) and B (mean = 0, variance = 16), how can I calculate the probability that an observation with magnitude 2 comes from A?
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Inferring GMM parameters with Gibbs Sampling

On my book, "Machine Learning A Probabilistic Approach". It's stated that is straightforward to derive a Gibbs sampling algorithm to fit a mixture model, especially if we use conjugate priors. So ...
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Gibbs sampling allocations for time dependent observations from this model

I observe $N$ observations $\{x_{1,t_1}, \dots, x_{N,t_N}\}$ from a $k$ component Gaussian Mixture model. The $i$th observation is seen at time stamp $t_i$ and is distributed such that each $x_{i,t_i}|...
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JAGS mixture models with exogenous regressors

This is my first post,I hope this is the right forum for such a question and I formulate it correctly. I am working with a time series data set where the response y seems to follow a mixture of two ...
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General conditional distributions for multivariate Gaussian mixtures

My question is similar to this one but considers a more general situation. Suppose that $ \vec{x} = (x_1, \dots, x_d) $ and let $$ p(\vec{x}) = \sum_{k=1}^{n} \pi_k \mathcal{N}(\vec{x} | \mu_k, \...