Variational Bayesian Approximation method for Classification and Clustering with a mixture of Studen - Ali Mohammad-Djafari
Author : Ali Mohammad-Djafari
DOI URL : http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-25040-3_77
Video : http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8ePQ4NKTG-A
Slides: Mahammad-Djafari_variational Bayesian approximation.pdf
Presentation : https://www.see.asso.fr/node/14270
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Clustering, classification and Pattern Recognition in a set of data are between the most important tasks in statistical researches and in many applications. In this paper, we propose to use a mixture of Student-t distribution model for the data via a hierarchical graphical model and the Bayesian framework to do these tasks. The main advantages of this model is that the model accounts for the uncertainties of variances and covariances and we can use the Variational Bayesian Approximation (VBA) methods to obtain fast algorithms to be able to handle large data sets.