A Theoretical Case Study of Structured Variational Inference for Community Detection
AISTATS, pp. 3750-3761, 2019.
Mean-field variational inference (MFVI) has been widely applied in large scale Bayesian inference. However MFVI, which assumes a product distribution on the latent variables, often leads to objective functions with many local optima, making optimization algorithms sensitive to initialization. In this paper, we study the advantage of str...More
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