In this week’s lab meeting, I presented:
Deep Exponential Families
Rajesh Ranganath, Linpeng Tang, Laurent Charlin and David Blei.
This paper describes a class of latent variable models inspired by deep neural net and hierarchical generative model, called Deep Exponential Families (DEFs). DEFs stack multiple layers of exponential families and connects them with certain link functions to capture the hierarchy of dependencies.