Relation between VMP and Mean Field (Migrated from community.research.microsoft.com) RRS feed

  • Question

  • smh0816 posted on 10-11-2010 7:13 AM

    I heard that VMP is a generalization of Mean-field method,

    which can be applied to MRF network similarly with Loopy belief propagation as introduced in Weiss 2001 paper:

    Comparing the mean field method and belief propagation for approximate inference in MRFs

    If I use VMP for a MRF network (with discrete unary and binary constraints),

    is it the same with Mean field method introduced in Weiss 2001 paper?

    Friday, June 3, 2011 6:05 PM