What is an intuitive explanation for the Importance Weighted Autoencoder?

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I have been reading a paper by Burda et al. on Importance Weighted Autoencoders(IWAE) but I can't quite grasp what they mean by sampling the terms h1...hk. Do they mean you have separate models from which you sample and then average over?

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Posted 2018-10-03T10:07:40.587

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post something more from the paper explaining what are those terms – Francesco Pegoraro – 2018-10-03T12:58:35.217

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