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Adaptive Confidence Bands

Christopher Genovese and Larry Wasserman

Abstract:

We show that there do not exist adaptive confidence bands for curve estimation except under very restrictive assumptions. We propose instead to construct adaptive bands that cover a surrogate function $f^*$ which is close to, but simpler than, $f$. The surrogate captures the significant features in $f$. We establish lower bounds on the width for any confidence band for $f^*$ and construct a procedure that comes within a small constant factor of attaining the lower bound for finite-samples.





Heidi Sestrich 2007-01-30
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