NeurIPS 2020

Joints in Random Forests

Meta Review

Overall, reviewers found the contribution significantly novel: the authors connect two disjoint domains (decision trees and probabilistic circuits), and demonstrated effectiveness of their approach on datasets with missing values. Two main concerns remain, even after the rebuttal (i) it's unclear how the proposed approach has advantages over existing alternatives (ii) the effect of the hyper-parameters remain unclear. Consensus after the discussion period was to accept.