Bayesian nonparametric space partition: a survey

Xuhui Fan, Bin Li, Ling Luo, Scott A. Sisson

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Bayesian nonparametric space partition (BNSP) models provide a variety of strategies for partitioning a D-dimensional space into a set of blocks, such that the data within the same block share certain kinds of homogeneity. BNSP models are applicable to many areas, including regression/classification trees, random feature construction, and relational modelling. This survey provides the first comprehensive review of this subject. We explore the current progress of BNSP research through three perspectives: (1) Partition strategies, where we review the various techniques for generating partitions and discuss their theoretical foundation - self-consistency; (2) Applications, where we detail the current mainstream usages of BNSP models and identify some potential future applications; and (3) Challenges, where we discuss current unsolved problems and possible avenues for future research.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the Thirtieth International Joint Conference on Artificial Intelligence
EditorsZhi-Hua Zhou
Place of PublicationCalifornia
PublisherInternational Joint Conferences on Artificial Intelligence Organization
Number of pages8
ISBN (Electronic)9780999241196
Publication statusPublished - 2021
Externally publishedYes
Event30th International Joint Conference on Artificial Intelligence, IJCAI 2021 - Virtual, Online, Canada
Duration: 19 Aug 202127 Aug 2021


Conference30th International Joint Conference on Artificial Intelligence, IJCAI 2021
CityVirtual, Online

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