Samples a set of classes using the provided (fixed) base distribution.

This operation randomly samples a tensor of sampled classes (sampled_candidates) from the range of integers [0, range_max).

The elements of sampled_candidates are drawn without replacement (if unique=True) or with replacement (if unique=False) from the base distribution.

The base distribution is read from a file or passed in as an in-memory array. There is also an option to skew the distribution by applying a distortion power to the weights.

In addition, this operation returns tensors true_expected_count and sampled_expected_count representing the number of times each of the target classes (true_classes) and the sampled classes (sampled_candidates) is expected to occur in an average tensor of sampled classes. These values correspond to Q(y|x) defined in this document. If unique=True, then these are post-rejection probabilities and we compute them approximately.

true_classes A Tensor of type int64 and shape [batch_size, num_true]. The target classes.
num_true An int. The number of target classes per training example.
num_sampled An int. The number of classes to randomly sample.
unique A bool. Determines whether all sampled classes in a batch are unique.