Learning to Sample with Adversarially Learned Likelihood-Ratio

Chunyuan Li, Jianqiao Li, Guoyin Wang, Lawrence Carin

Feb 12, 2018 (modified: Feb 12, 2018) ICLR 2018 Workshop Submission readers: everyone
  • Abstract: We link the reverse KL divergence with adversarial learning. This insight enables learning to synthesize realistic samples in two settings: (1) Given a set of samples from the true distribution, an adversarially learned likelihood-ratio and a new entropy bound are used to learn a GAN model, that improves synthesized sample quality relative to previous GAN variants. (2) Given an unnormalized distribution, a reference-based framework is proposed to learn to draw samples, naturally yielding an adversarial scheme to amortize MCMC/SVGD samples. Experimental results show the improved performance of the derived algorithms.
  • TL;DR: An adversarially learned reverse KL divergence framework to synthesize samples for a set of samples or an unnormalized distribution
  • Keywords: reverse KL divergence, adversarial learning, amortized learning