Sun Dec 8th through Sat the 14th, 2019 at Vancouver Convention Center
The authors propose a generative discrete state space model and novel variational inference algorithm for modeling disease trajectories. Overall, reviewers found the paper well-written and convincing. However, the authors are encouraged to strongly consider the feedback received. Specifically, in preparing the camera-ready version please incorporate experiments comparing to common extensions of simple well-understood methods (e.g., higher-order HMMs).