# [Topic-models] Why is E step of LDA iterative

Veena T veenat2005 at gmail.com
Sun Nov 23 01:16:36 EST 2008

>Hi, all

>Why is the E step of LDA iterative? I mean the updating formula of \gamma
>and \phi.
Because there is interdependency between themselves

>In my algorithm, there are more variables to be updated in E step,

>is there any situation that such iterative E step does not converge or
>oscillate repeatedly?
I am not sure

Shao

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