Mixture of experts

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Mixture of experts (MoE) refers to a machine learning technique where multiple expert networks (learners) are used to divide a problem space into homogeneous regions.[1] It differs from ensemble techniques in that typically only a few, or 1, expert model will be run, rather than combining results from all models.

An example from computer vision is combining one neural network model for human detection with another for pose estimation.

Hierarchical mixture[edit]

If the output is conditioned on multiple levels of (probabilistic) gating functions, the mixture is called a hierarchical mixture of experts.[2]

A gating network decides which expert to use for each input region. Learning thus consists of learning the parameters of:

  • individual learners and
  • gating network.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Baldacchino, Tara; Cross, Elizabeth J.; Worden, Keith; Rowson, Jennifer (2016). "Variational Bayesian mixture of experts models and sensitivity analysis for nonlinear dynamical systems". Mechanical Systems and Signal Processing. 66–67: 178–200. Bibcode:2016MSSP...66..178B. doi:10.1016/j.ymssp.2015.05.009.
  2. ^ Hauskrecht, Milos. "Ensamble methods: Mixtures of experts (Presentation)" (PDF).

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