Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10419/25117
Authors: 
Belomestny, Denis
Spokoiny, Vladimir
Year of Publication: 
2006
Series/Report no.: 
SFB 649 discussion paper 2006,036
Abstract: 
This paper presents a new method for spatially adaptive local likelihood estimation which applies to a broad class of nonparametric models, including the Gaussian, Poisson and binary response models. The main idea of the method is given a sequence of local likelihood estimates (weak estimates), to construct a new aggregated estimate whose pointwise risk is of order of the smallest risk among all weak estimates. We also propose a new approach towards selecting the parameters of the procedure by providing the prescribed behavior of the resulting estimate in the simple parametric situation. We establish a number of important theoretical results concerning the optimality of the aggregated estimate. In particular, our \oracle results claims that its risk is up to some logarithmic multiplier equal to the smallest risk for the given family of estimates. The performance of the procedure is illustrated by application to the classification problem. A numerical study demonstrates its nice performance in simulated and real life examples.
Document Type: 
Working Paper

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