The Concrete Distribution: A Continuous Relaxation of Discrete Random Variables

2 Nov 2016Chris J. MaddisonAndriy MnihYee Whye Teh

The reparameterization trick enables optimizing large scale stochastic computation graphs via gradient descent. The essence of the trick is to refactor each stochastic node into a differentiable function of its parameters and a random variable with fixed distribution... (read more)

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