### Abstract

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 language | English (US) |
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Pages (from-to) | 1153-1161 |

Number of pages | 9 |

Journal | Advances in Neural Information Processing Systems |

Volume | 2015-January |

State | Published - Jan 1 2015 |

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### ASJC Scopus subject areas

- Computer Networks and Communications
- Information Systems
- Signal Processing

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*Advances in Neural Information Processing Systems*,

*2015-January*, 1153-1161.

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

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*Advances in Neural Information Processing Systems*, vol. 2015-January, pp. 1153-1161.

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N2 - 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.

AB - 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.

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JO - Advances in Neural Information Processing Systems

JF - Advances in Neural Information Processing Systems

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