I was wondering whether it’s possible to implement the model described in:
- Johnson, Matthew, et al. “Composing graphical models with neural networks for structured representations and fast inference.” Advances in neural information processing systems. 2016. [Paper]
Same question was posted on Edward forum and the reply was:
dustinvtran commented on 15 Feb
SVAEs require a symbolic algebra system that properly accounts for integral identities (conjugacy relationships). We’re working on a separate package doing this with Autograd/NumPy; but note it likely won’t be ready for at least a few months.
If SVAE is possible to build in the current pyro release, it would be great to have a simple pinwheel example (Fig. 1 in the paper).
Any comments regarding the implementation of such a model and some starting pointers would be very helpful?