@inbook{816edeb99ebc43f6bff87cc8e56b3e84,

title = "Regression with input-dependent noise: A Bayesian treatment",

abstract = "In most treatments of the regression problem it is assumed that the distribution of target data can be described by a deterministic function of the inputs, together with additive Gaussian noise having constant variance. The use of maximum likelihood to train such models then corresponds to the minimization of a sum-of-squares error function. In many applications a more realistic model would allow the noise variance itself to depend on the input variables. However, the use of maximum likelihood to train such models would give highly biased results. In this paper we show how a Bayesian treatment can allow for an input-dependent variance while overcoming the bias of maximum likelihood.",

keywords = "regression problem, target data, Gaussian noise, error function, noise variance",

author = "Bishop, {Christopher M.} and Qazaz, {Cazhaow S.}",

note = "Copyright of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology Press (MIT Press); Advances in Neural Information Processing Systems 1994 ; Conference date: 16-11-1994 Through 18-11-1994",

year = "1997",

month = may,

language = "English",

isbn = "0262100657",

volume = "9",

series = "Proceeding of the 1996 conference",

publisher = "MIT",

pages = "347--353",

editor = "Mozer, {Michael C.} and Jordan, {Michael I.} and Thomas Petsche",

booktitle = "Advances in Neural Information Processing Systems 9",

}