Dynamic Partition Models

Marc Goessling, Yali Amit

Nov 02, 2016 (modified: Jan 10, 2017) ICLR 2017 conference submission readers: everyone
  • Abstract: We present a new approach for learning compact and intuitive distributed representations with binary encoding. Rather than summing up expert votes as in products of experts, we employ for each variable the opinion of the most reliable expert. Data points are hence explained through a partitioning of the variables into expert supports. The partitions are dynamically adapted based on which experts are active. During the learning phase we adopt a smoothed version of this model that uses separate mixtures for each data dimension. In our experiments we achieve accurate reconstructions of high-dimensional data points with at most a dozen experts.
  • TL;DR: Learning of compact binary representations through partitioning of the variables
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