Accurate Imputation and Efficient Data Acquisitionwith Transformer-based VAEsDownload PDF

27 Sept 2021, 17:50 (modified: 30 Nov 2021, 20:51)DGMs and Applications @ NeurIPS 2021 PosterReaders: Everyone
Keywords: transformer, attention, deep generative model, imputation
TL;DR: Attention-based models that improve on the SOTA for imputation and active learning on tabular data.
Abstract: Predicting missing values in tabular data, with uncertainty, is an essential task by itself as well as for downstream tasks such as personalized data acquisition. It is not clear whether state-of-the-art deep generative models for these tasks are well equipped to model the complex relationships that may exist between different features, especially when the subset of observed data are treated as a set. In this work we propose new attention-based models for estimating the joint conditional distribution of randomly missing values in mixed-type tabular data. The models improve on the state-of-the-art Partial Variational Autoencoder (Ma et al. 2019) on a range of imputation and information acquisition tasks.
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