The population posterior and Bayesian modeling on streams

James McInerney, Rajesh Ranganath, David Blei

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Many modern data analysis problems involve inferences from streaming data. However, streaming data is not easily amenable to the standard probabilistic modeling approaches, which require conditioning on finite data. We develop population variational Bayes, a new approach for using Bayesian modeling to analyze streams of data. It approximates a new type of distribution, the population posterior, which combines the notion of a population distribution of the data with Bayesian inference in a probabilistic model. We develop the population posterior for latent Dirichlet allocation and Dirichlet process mixtures. We study our method with several large-scale data sets.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1153-1161
Number of pages9
JournalAdvances in Neural Information Processing Systems
Volume2015-January
StatePublished - Jan 1 2015

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McInerney, J., Ranganath, R., & Blei, D. (2015). The population posterior and Bayesian modeling on streams. Advances in Neural Information Processing Systems, 2015-January, 1153-1161.

The population posterior and Bayesian modeling on streams. / McInerney, James; Ranganath, Rajesh; Blei, David.

In: Advances in Neural Information Processing Systems, Vol. 2015-January, 01.01.2015, p. 1153-1161.

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McInerney, J, Ranganath, R & Blei, D 2015, 'The population posterior and Bayesian modeling on streams', Advances in Neural Information Processing Systems, vol. 2015-January, pp. 1153-1161.
McInerney J, Ranganath R, Blei D. The population posterior and Bayesian modeling on streams. Advances in Neural Information Processing Systems. 2015 Jan 1;2015-January:1153-1161.
McInerney, James ; Ranganath, Rajesh ; Blei, David. / The population posterior and Bayesian modeling on streams. In: Advances in Neural Information Processing Systems. 2015 ; Vol. 2015-January. pp. 1153-1161.
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