Chinese restaurant franchise


The Chinese Restaurant Franchise (CRF) is the predictive process for a hierarchical partitioning (clustering) of grouped data -- it is a generalization of the Chinese Restaurant Process. The CRF can be used to specify a nonparametric distribution on a mixture of mixtures: each grouping of data is a draw from a mixture model, where the mixture components are shared among different groups.


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Princeton BNP Class: Lecture Notes 7 (2007)
Location: section "Chinese Restaurant Franchise"
Authors: Min Sun,Mike Wawrzoniak
Bayesian Nonparametrics (2011)
Location: part 2 (from 100-105, but 86-100 is relevant background)
Author: Yee Whye Teh

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