A Wasserstein-type distance in the space of Gaussian mixture models

By Agnès Desolneux

Appears in collection : 2022 - T3 - WS3 - Measure-theoretic Approaches and Optimal Transportation in Statistics

In this talk, we introduce a Wasserstein-type distance on the set of Gaussian mixture models. This distance is defined by restricting the set of possible coupling measures in the optimal transport problem to Gaussian mixture models. We derive a very simple discrete formulation for this distance, which makes it suitable for high dimensional problems. We also study the corresponding multi-marginal and barycenter formulations. We show some properties and propose some possible extensions of this Wasserstein-type distance, and we illustrate its practical use with some examples in image processing.

This is a joint work with Julie Delon (Université Paris Cité).

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  • DOI 10.57987/IHP.2022.T3.WS3.008
  • Cite this video Desolneux Agnès (11/23/22). A Wasserstein-type distance in the space of Gaussian mixture models. IHP. Audiovisual resource. DOI: 10.57987/IHP.2022.T3.WS3.008
  • URL https://dx.doi.org/10.57987/IHP.2022.T3.WS3.008

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