# Questions tagged [gaussian]

Gaussian refers to the Gaussian (or Normal) distribution. This is a continuous probability density function and is widely used in statistics.

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### What are the reasons for drawing initial neural network weights from the Gaussian distribution?

Are there theoretical or empirical reasons for drawing initial weights of a multilayer perceptron from a Gaussian rather than from, say, a Cauchy distribution?
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### GMM in speech recoginition using HMM-GMM

I am trying to solve/understand ASR using HMM-GMM. At the abstract level i do understand what's happening but I did not understand how GMM fits into it. My data has 5K hours of speech from single ...
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### Co-joining multi-peak histograms

I am analysing a bunch of data files which represent responsiveness of cells to addition of a drug. If a drug is not added, cell responds normally, if it is added, it shows abnormal patterns: , . We ...
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### Wasserstein distance between Gaussian and the empirical distribution

Wasserstein distance between two gaussians has a closed form solution. Does the same hold for the distance between a Gaussian with a fixed variance(say 1) and the empirical data distribution? ...
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### How to improve my f1 score in stories analyze

I got an assignment to build a model that identify the gender of the text writer. The assignment score will determine by my model f1_score, to get the maximum points, T need it will be at least 0.7. I'...
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### Extracting component means and convariances from mixture model

I am currently trying to write a simple multivariate gaussian mixture model using tensorflow probability. Specifically, I have some 2-dimensional input and 2-dimensional output data and am looking to ...
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### Multivariate noise variance in Gaussian process prediction

In GP regression, we predict using $\mu^* = ... (K(X,X)+\sigma^2I)^{-1}...$ This is fine when the noise $\sigma$ is a scalar, but I am confused about what happens when $\sigma$ is Multivariate/...
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### Sampling for the encoder part of the VAE

my question regards the code utilized to implement the sampling function in the encoder part of VAE. Supposing that we chose a latent dimension of 2. Before the latent representation, we have 4 ...
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### Multivariate Gaussian distribution - Covariance vs linear dependence

From prof. Andrew Ng's Multivariate Gaussian distribution lecture, covariance measures linear dependency between features, in which case we might use Multivariate Gaussian distribution with covariance ...
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### Relationship between Sigmoid and Gaussing Distribution

I was reading this article where I came across the following statement in the context of "Why do we use sigmoid activation function in Neural Nets?": The assumption of a dependent variable to follow ...
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### How can detect and highlight outliers by using gaussian function and normalize the data elegantly?

I tried to normalize the data by using Gaussian function 2 times on both positive and negative numbers of each parameter of this dataset. The dataset includes missing data as well. The problem is I ...
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### How is the standard deviation of VAE's obtained?

I am trying to build a Variational Autoencoder. I was looking at various codes online and found most of them in some way or another copy Francois Chollet (Google researchers) code. Now my main ...
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### Deepmind conditional neural process: evaluation

Going through the Deepmind jupyter notebook conditional neural processes, the plots at the bottom of the notebook show that the ground truth and the predicted distribution only overlap around the "...
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### How to use Adaptive Rejection Sampling to Update Alpha in iGMM

I am wondering how can I use ARS (adaptive rejection sampling) in dirichlet process mixture model (infinite Gaussian mixture model) as described by Rasmussen (https://www.seas.harvard.edu/courses/...
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### Robust Gaussian Fit

I have tried to find some literature on robust gaussian fits, all I could find was good old EM gaussian mixtures. The question is : given a mixture of gaussians, find the dominant one around a given ...
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### Basis Function Regression - Providing analytic expression - What to do with implicitly defined parameters?

within the probability distribution of p(y|x,w,c,d,a) c and d are implicitly defined within f(x). For a) I would have suggested: p(y | x,w,c,d,a) = N(y | f(x),a) My question: Is it okay to ignore c,d ...