
RaoBlackwellizing the StraightThrough GumbelSoftmax Gradient Estimator
Gradient estimation in models with discrete latent variables is a challe...
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Learning Branching Heuristics for Propositional Model Counting
Propositional model counting or #SAT is the problem of computing the num...
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Gradient Estimation with Stochastic Softmax Tricks
The GumbelMax trick is the basis of many relaxed gradient estimators. T...
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On Empirical Comparisons of Optimizers for Deep Learning
Selecting an optimizer is a central step in the contemporary deep learni...
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Direct Policy Gradients: Direct Optimization of Policies in Discrete Action Spaces
Direct optimization is an appealing approach to differentiating through ...
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Hierarchical Representations with Poincaré Variational AutoEncoders
The Variational AutoEncoder (VAE) model has become widely popular as a ...
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Doubly Reparameterized Gradient Estimators for Monte Carlo Objectives
Deep latent variable models have become a popular model choice due to th...
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Hamiltonian Descent Methods
We propose a family of optimization methods that achieve linear converge...
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Conditional Neural Processes
Deep neural networks excel at function approximation, yet they are typic...
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Tighter Variational Bounds are Not Necessarily Better
We provide theoretical and empirical evidence that using tighter evidenc...
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Filtering Variational Objectives
When used as a surrogate objective for maximum likelihood estimation in ...
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REBAR: Lowvariance, unbiased gradient estimates for discrete latent variable models
Learning in models with discrete latent variables is challenging due to ...
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The Concrete Distribution: A Continuous Relaxation of Discrete Random Variables
The reparameterization trick enables optimizing large scale stochastic c...
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Move Evaluation in Go Using Deep Convolutional Neural Networks
The game of Go is more challenging than other board games, due to the di...
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A* Sampling
The problem of drawing samples from a discrete distribution can be conve...
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Structured Generative Models of Natural Source Code
We study the problem of building generative models of natural source cod...
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Chris J. Maddison
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