Submodular functions, maximizing

July 9, 2018 — July 9, 2018


Submodular functions arise in economics of multi-agent games and in various discrete optimization problems that look like problems facing me, but not so much that I actually have anything useful to say. I am mostly making this note so I remember the connection with implicit layers via convex relaxations.

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1 References

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Tschiatschek, Sahin, and Krause. 2018. Differentiable Submodular Maximization.” In Proceedings of the 27th International Joint Conference on Artificial Intelligence. IJCAI’18.