Likelihood-free inference refers to inference when a likelihood function cannot be explicitly evaluated, which is often the case for models based on simulators. While much of the literature is concerned with sample-based ‘Approximate Bayesian Computation’ methods, recent work suggests that approaches relying on deep neural conditional density estimators can obtain state-of-the-art results with fewer simulations. The neural approaches vary in how they choose which simulations to run and what they learn: an approximate posterior or a surrogate likelihood. This work provides some direct controlled comparisons between these choices.
|Number of pages||9|
|Publication status||Published - 2018|
|Event||Third workshop on Bayesian Deep Learning 2018 - Montréal, Canada|
Duration: 7 Dec 2018 → 7 Dec 2018
|Conference||Third workshop on Bayesian Deep Learning 2018|
|Abbreviated title||NIPS 2018 Workshop|
|Period||7/12/18 → 7/12/18|