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The Kernel Mutual Information

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http://pubman.mpdl.mpg.de/cone/persons/resource/persons83946

Gretton,  A
Department Empirical Inference, Max Planck Institute for Biological Cybernetics, Max Planck Society;

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Gretton, A., Herbrich, R., & Smola, A. (2003). The Kernel Mutual Information. In IEEE ICASSP (pp. 880-883).


Zitierlink: http://hdl.handle.net/11858/00-001M-0000-0013-DCB9-6
Zusammenfassung
We introduce a new contrast function, the kernel mutual information (KMI), to measure the degree of independence of continuous random variables. This contrast function provides an approximate upper bound on the mutual information, as measured near independence, and is based on a kernel density estimate of the mutual information between a discretised approximation of the continuous random variables. We show that Bach and Jordanlsquo;s kernel generalised variance (KGV) is also an upper bound on the same kernel density estimate, but is looser. Finally, we suggest that the addition of a regularising term in the KGV causes it to approach the KMI, which motivates the introduction of this regularisation.