Structured Semi-Implicit Variational InferenceDownload PDF

16 Oct 2019 (modified: 16 Dec 2019)AABI 2019 Symposium Blind SubmissionReaders: Everyone
  • Keywords: variatoinal inference, semi-implicit distributions
  • TL;DR: Utilizing the structure of distributions improves semi-implicit variational inference
  • Abstract: In this work we construct flexible joint distributions from low-dimensional conditional semi-implicit distributions. Explicitly defining the structure of the approximation allows to make the variational lower bound tighter, resulting in more accurate inference.
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