Posterior consistency for the number of components in a finite mixture

author: Jeffrey W. Miller, Division of Applied Mathematics, Brown University
published: Jan. 16, 2013,   recorded: December 2012,   views: 3008


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We will present our recent results proving that Dirichlet process mixtures (DPMs) are not consistent for the number of components in a finite mixture. Further, we will describe a natural alternative to DPMs that is consistent and exhibits many of the attractive properties of DPMs.

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