# Questions tagged [notation]

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### What do we mean by the notation $\mathbf{x}_{p} \in \mathbb{R}^{N \times\left(P^{2} \cdot C\right)}$?

I was going through this VIT paper, what will it look like in torch , if we are trying to write this expression.
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### What is the meaning of $p_{\text {data }}(y)$ in the CycleGAN?

In the original CycleGAN paper, on the second page, there is a sentence that I didn't quite understand In theory, this objective can induce an output distribution over $\hat{y}$ that matches the ...
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### What do the square brackets $[ ]$ and $\mid$ mean in $[G_t \mid S_t=s]$?

Here is the formula of state-value function in Reinforcement Learning. What do the square brackets $[ ]$ and $\mid$ mean in $[G_t \mid S_t=s]$? Why use square brackets? Why use $\mid$? Why do ...
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### Where are the parentheses in the Bellman update rule?

I'm not having a lot of intuition about the equation. I have this Bellman update rule: $$v_{\pi}(s) =\sum_a \pi(a|s)\sum_{s',r} p(s',r|s,a)[r+ \gamma v_{k}(s')]$$ But where are the parenthesis? Is the ...
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### What does the complexity equation constitute exactly in “Why Should I Trust You?” LIME paper

I've recently been reading this paper on LIME, an algorithm to interpret ANY machine learning model. I encountered this equation (in red) on page 4 and have just been having a hard time deciphering ...
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### Why do we use $q_{\phi}(z \mid x^{(i)})$ in the objective function of amortized variational inference, while sometimes we use $q(z)$?

In page 21 here, it states: General Idea of Amortization: if same inference problem needs to be solved many times, can we parameterize a neural network to solve it? Our case: for all $x^{(i)}$ we ...
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### Are the authors of the VAE paper writing the PDFs as a function of the random variables?

Usually, I see the conventions: discrete random variable is denoted as $X$, the pmf is written as $P(X=x)$ or $p(X=x)$ or $p_{X}(x)$ or $p(x)$, where $x$ is an instance of $X$ a continuous random ...
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### Which is more popular/common way of representing a gradient in AI community: as a row or column vector?

Consider the following remark about writing gradients from the chapter named Vector Calculus from the test book titled Mathematics for Machine Learning by Marc Peter Deisenroth et al. Remark (...
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### What is the name of this letter $\mathcal{J}$?

What is the name of this letter $\mathcal{J}$ in the following deep learning equation? And what alphabet it is from? $$\mathcal{J} = \frac{1}{m} \sum_{i=1}^m \mathcal{L}^{(i)}$$
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### What is a filter in the context of graph convolutional networks?

In Section 2.1 of the research paper titled Semi-Supervised Classification with Graph Convolutional Networks by Thomas N. Kipf et al., Spectral convolution on graphs defined as The multiplication of ...
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### In this example of fuzzy c-means, what is the difference between "sigma" and "center" for the clusters?

In this example, what exactly do "Cluster" and "Sigma" mean? (They chose random coordinates for the three centroids of the groups) Centers: Cluster centers, returned as a ...
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### Why using negative integers (as dimensions?) in tensor shapes rather than natural numbers?

Consider the following paragraph from A.1 MULTI-MNIST AND CLEVR of A IMPLEMENTATION DETAILS from the research paper titled ...
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### What, exactly, do mlp(64,64) and mlp(64,128,1024) mean in PointNet, and how many input neurons does 1 (x,y,z) point have?

I couldn't find out how to interpret the multilayer perceptron notation given in PointNet. Specifically, I am looking to find out what the numbers inside the parentheses of ...
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### Is there any difference between 'input' and 'conditional input' in the case of neural networks?

In the research paper titled Conditional Generative Adversarial Nets by Mehdi Mirza and Simon Osindero, there is a notion of conditioning a neural network on a class label. It is mentioned in the ...
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### Does generator in conditonal GAN obey probability laws?

In probability, we have two types of probability functions: unconditional probability $p(x)$ and conditional probability $p(x | y)$. Both are fundamentally different and the latter can be obtained by ...
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### What is the meaning of these equations in Noise2Noise paper?

I am trying to understand what is meant by following equations in the Noise2Noise paper by Nvidia. What is meant by the equation in this image? What is $\mathbb{E}_y\{y\}$? And how should I try to ...
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### What does the notation ${s'\sim T(s,a,\cdot)}$ mean?
I have been seeing notations on Expectations with their respective subscripts such as $E_{s_0 \sim D}[V^\pi (s_0)] = \Sigma_{t=0}^\infty[\gamma^t\phi(s_t)]$. This equation is taken from https://ai....