# variational inference and exponential families

## Summary

Variational inference algorithms based on mean field turn out to have especially nice forms in exponential family models with appropriate conjugate structure.

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→ Pattern Recognition and Machine Learning

A textbook for a graduate machine learning course, with a focus on Bayesian methods.

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Section 10.4, pages 490-492

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