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Efficient high dimensional maximum entropy modeling via symmetric partition functions

Efficient high dimensional maximum entropy modeling via symmetric partition functions

This video was recorded at Video Journal of Machine Learning Abstracts - Volume 3. The application of the maximum entropy principle to sequence modeling has been popularized by methods such as Conditional Random Fields (CRFs). However, these approaches are generally limited to modeling paths in discrete spaces of low dimensionality. We consider the problem of modeling distributions over paths in continuous spaces of high dimensionality - a problem for which inference is generally intractable. Our main contribution is to show that maximum entropy modeling of high-dimensional, continuous paths is tractable as long as the constrained features possess a certain kind of low dimensional structure. In this case, we show that the associated {\em partition function} is symmetric and that this... Show More

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