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[java-nlp-user] MAP estimate

Suriya Gunasekar suriyag88 at
Sat May 7 02:23:31 PDT 2011

I want to use the LogConditionalObjectiveFunction in the classify package...
is der a place where i can find better documentation about its usage?

On Fri, May 6, 2011 at 3:23 PM, Christopher Manning <manning at>wrote:

> You could poke around what you can find in the optimization (and classify)
> packages.  I don't think we have anything that does coordinate ascent, but
> you can find other optimizers such as gradient ascent and conjugate gradient
> and implementations of gaussian priors.  But the internals aren't all very
> well documented, so if you don't have a reasonable idea what you're doing,
> something else might be easier to work with....
> Chris.
> On May 5, 2011, at 11:47 PM, Suriya Gunasekar wrote:
> > I am using stanford NLP for the first time. I need some class which can
> find a MAP(maximum a-posteriori) estimate of a random variable with gaussian
> prior using coordinate ascent or em alogrithms. it will be of great help if
> someone can help me with this.
> >
> > suriya
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