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Truncated Message Passing

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Truncated Message Passing
Training of conditional random fields often takes the form of a double-loop procedure with message-passing inference in the inner loop. This can be very expensive, as the need to solve the inner loop to high accuracy can require many message-passing iterations. This paper seeks to reduce the expense of such training, by redefining the training objective in terms of the approximate marginals obtained after message-passing is “truncated” to a fixed number of iterations. An algorithm is derived to efficiently compute the exact gradient of this objective. On a common pixel labeling benchmark, this procedure improves training speeds by an order of magnitude, and slightly improves inference accuracy if a very small number of message-passing iterations are used at test time.
Justin Domke
Added 08 Apr 2011
Updated 29 Apr 2011
Type Journal
Year 2011
Where CVPR
Authors Justin Domke
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