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September 1996 Lp adaptive density estimation
Gérard Kerkyacharian, Dominique Picard, Karine Tribouley
Bernoulli 2(3): 229-247 (September 1996). DOI: 10.3150/bj/1178291720


We provide global adaptive wavelet-type density estimates. Our procedures illustrate the refinement which can be obtained by replacing the Fourier basis by the wavelet basis in estimation methods. The main argument consists in observing that the estimated total energy of the details of a specified level j will be smaller or greater than some known threshold if precisely j is above or below the theoretical optimal level calculated with the a priori knowledge of the regularity of the density. This balancing effect leads directly to an adaptation procedure, and some natural extensions. We investigate the minimax properties of these procedures and explain their evolution for different global error measures.


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Gérard Kerkyacharian. Dominique Picard. Karine Tribouley. "Lp adaptive density estimation." Bernoulli 2 (3) 229 - 247, September 1996.


Published: September 1996
First available in Project Euclid: 4 May 2007

zbMATH: 0858.62031
MathSciNet: MR1416864
Digital Object Identifier: 10.3150/bj/1178291720

Keywords: adaptive estimation , Besov spaces , Density

Rights: Copyright © 1996 Bernoulli Society for Mathematical Statistics and Probability


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