PASCAL - Pattern Analysis, Statistical Modelling and Computational Learning

Adaptive minimax estimation of a fractional derivative
Farida Enikeeva
EURANDOM Technical Report Number 2004-017, 2004.


In this paper we consider a problem of adaption in estimating a fractional derivative of order $-1/2$ of an unknown density from observations in the Gaussian white noise. This problem is closely related to the Wicksell problem of estimating an unknown distribution function of the radii of balls, based on their observed cross-sections. We consider a similar problem of estimating an unknown infinitely dimensional vector $v(\theta)$ with components $\theta_k/\sqrt k$ from the observations of the signal $\theta$ in the white noise model. Under the assumption that $\theta$ belongs to a Sobolev ellipsoid with unknown smoothness, an adaptive minimax estimator of $v(\theta) $is constructed.

Postscript - Requires a viewer, such as GhostView
EPrint Type:Article
Project Keyword:Project Keyword UNSPECIFIED
Subjects:Computational, Information-Theoretic Learning with Statistics
Learning/Statistics & Optimisation
ID Code:699
Deposited By:Farida Enikeeva
Deposited On:30 December 2004