Gaussian Sum-Product Networks Learning in the Presence of Interval Censored Data

Clavier Pierre, Bouaziz Olivier, Nuel Gregory
Proceedings of the 10th International Conference on Probabilistic Graphical Models, PMLR 138:125-136, 2020.

Abstract

Sum-Product Networks (SPNs) can be seen as deep mixture models that have demonstrated efficient and tractable inference properties. In this context, graph and parameters learning have been deeply studied but the standard approaches do not apply to interval censored data. In this paper, we derive an approach for learning SPN parameters based on maximum likelihood using Expectation-Maximization (EM) in the context of interval censored data. Assuming the graph structure known, our algorithm makes possible to learn Gaussian leaves parameters of SPNs with right, left or interval censored data. We show that our EM algorithm for incomplete data outperforms other strategies such as the midpoint for censored intervals or dropping incomplete values.

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BibTeX
@InProceedings{pmlr-v138-pierre20a, title = {Gaussian Sum-Product Networks Learning in the Presence of Interval Censored Data}, author = {Pierre, Clavier and Olivier, Bouaziz and Gregory, Nuel}, booktitle = {Proceedings of the 10th International Conference on Probabilistic Graphical Models}, pages = {125--136}, year = {2020}, editor = {Manfred Jaeger and Thomas Dyhre Nielsen}, volume = {138}, series = {Proceedings of Machine Learning Research}, month = {23--25 Sep}, publisher = {PMLR}, pdf = {http://proceedings.mlr.press/v138/pierre20a/pierre20a.pdf}, url = { http://proceedings.mlr.press/v138/pierre20a.html }, abstract = {Sum-Product Networks (SPNs) can be seen as deep mixture models that have demonstrated efficient and tractable inference properties. In this context, graph and parameters learning have been deeply studied but the standard approaches do not apply to interval censored data. In this paper, we derive an approach for learning SPN parameters based on maximum likelihood using Expectation-Maximization (EM) in the context of interval censored data. Assuming the graph structure known, our algorithm makes possible to learn Gaussian leaves parameters of SPNs with right, left or interval censored data. We show that our EM algorithm for incomplete data outperforms other strategies such as the midpoint for censored intervals or dropping incomplete values.} }
Endnote
%0 Conference Paper %T Gaussian Sum-Product Networks Learning in the Presence of Interval Censored Data %A Clavier Pierre %A Bouaziz Olivier %A Nuel Gregory %B Proceedings of the 10th International Conference on Probabilistic Graphical Models %C Proceedings of Machine Learning Research %D 2020 %E Manfred Jaeger %E Thomas Dyhre Nielsen %F pmlr-v138-pierre20a %I PMLR %P 125--136 %U http://proceedings.mlr.press/v138/pierre20a.html %V 138 %X Sum-Product Networks (SPNs) can be seen as deep mixture models that have demonstrated efficient and tractable inference properties. In this context, graph and parameters learning have been deeply studied but the standard approaches do not apply to interval censored data. In this paper, we derive an approach for learning SPN parameters based on maximum likelihood using Expectation-Maximization (EM) in the context of interval censored data. Assuming the graph structure known, our algorithm makes possible to learn Gaussian leaves parameters of SPNs with right, left or interval censored data. We show that our EM algorithm for incomplete data outperforms other strategies such as the midpoint for censored intervals or dropping incomplete values.
APA
Pierre, C., Olivier, B. & Gregory, N.. (2020). Gaussian Sum-Product Networks Learning in the Presence of Interval Censored Data. Proceedings of the 10th International Conference on Probabilistic Graphical Models, in Proceedings of Machine Learning Research 138:125-136 Available from http://proceedings.mlr.press/v138/pierre20a.html .

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