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Constrained Mixture Modeling of Intrinsically Low-Dimensional Distributions

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Constrained Mixture Modeling of Intrinsically Low-Dimensional Distributions
In this paper we introduce a novel way of modeling distributions with a low latent dimensionality. Our method allows for a strict control of the properties of the mapping between the latent and the feature space. Usually, as in for example GTM, this mapping is constructed through the maximization of the log likelihood of the data set. However, if the data set is supervised, in the sense that we know the corresponding latent vector value for each feature vector, it is more sensible to use some regression method for finding the mapping in advance. The mapping is then fixed during optimization of the log likelihood of the data set. It is concluded that in terms of log likelihood the methods are comparable. The advantages however lie in the better understanding of the properties of the mapping and a clear interpretation of the latent variables.
Joris Portegies Zwart, Ben J. A. Kröse
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Year 2000
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Authors Joris Portegies Zwart, Ben J. A. Kröse
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