Learning Determinantal Point Processes in Sublinear Time


Christophe Dupuy, Francis Bach ;
Proceedings of the Twenty-First International Conference on Artificial Intelligence and Statistics, PMLR 84:244-257, 2018.


We propose a new class of determinantal point processes (DPPs) which can be manipulated for inference and parameter learning in potentially sublinear time in the number of items. This class, based on a specific low-rank factorization of the marginal kernel, is particularly suited to a subclass of continuous DPPs and DPPs defined on exponentially many items. We apply this new class to modelling text documents as sampling a DPP of sentences, and propose a conditional maximum likelihood formulation to model topic proportions, which is made possible with no approximation for our class of DPPs. We present an application to document summarization with a DPP on 2 to the power 500 items.

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