11th October 2005 — Contrastive Divergence

Richard and Byron will present Contrastive Divergence and related Free Energy topics.

Training products of experts by minimizing contrastive divergence, Geoffrey E. Hinton, Neural Computation, 14(8):1771–1800, 2002.

Also see: Learning in Markov random fields with contrastive free energies, Max Welling and Charles Sutton, AISTATS, Robert G. Cowell and Zoubin Ghahramani (editors), 397–404, Society for Artificial Intelligence and Statistics, 2005.

Look out for notes on Rich's webiste.