Resume

Research

Learning

Blog

Teaching

Jokes

Kernel Papers

Bellemare et al 2017 introduce several properties of distances that might be desirable.

- Scale Sensitive: A distance \(d(\cdot, \cdot)\) is scale sensitive if \(\exists \beta >0\) such that \(\forall X, Y, c>0\)

Intuitively, this just means that scaling the arguments by \(c\) scales the distance by \(c\), possibly to some power.

- Sum Invariant: A distance \(d(\cdot, \cdot)\) is sum invariant if for \(A\) independent of \(X, Y\), we have

Intuitively, this means a constant shift of both \(X, Y\) doesn’t change the distance between them.