Discriminative vs. Generative models

What's the difference?

Discriminative models model p(y|x) . Other term: “conditional models”.

Generative models model p(x,y)

Videos that explain the difference

explanation #1

explanation #2

explanation #3

by Chalearn Acad

Very nice example (DM = being able to discriminate elephants + horses, but not able to draw an elephant = GM) to show the difference between DMs + GMs

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