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August 2001 Testing additivity by kernel-based methods - what is a reasonable test?
Holger Dette, Carsten Von Lieres Und Wilkau
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Bernoulli 7(4): 669-697 (August 2001).


In the common nonparametric regression model with high-dimensional predictor, several tests for the hypothesis of an additive regression are investigated. The corresponding test statistics are based either on the differences between a fit under the assumption of additivity and a fit in the general model, or on residuals under the assumption of additivity. For all tests asymptotic normality is established under the null hypothesis of additivity and under fixed alternatives with different rates of convergence corresponding to both cases. These results are used for a comparison of the different methods. It is demonstrated that a statistic based on an empirical L2-distance of the Nadaraya-Watson and the marginal integration estimator yields the (asymptotically) most efficient procedure, if these are compared with respect to the asymptotic behaviour under fixed and local alternatives. The finite-sample properties of the proposed procedures are investigated by means of a simulation study, which qualitatively confirms the asymptotic results.


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Holger Dette. Carsten Von Lieres Und Wilkau. "Testing additivity by kernel-based methods - what is a reasonable test?." Bernoulli 7 (4) 669 - 697, August 2001.


Published: August 2001
First available in Project Euclid: 17 March 2004

zbMATH: 1005.62037
MathSciNet: MR2002J:62054

Keywords: Additive models , curse of dimensionality , Dimension reduction , marginal integration estimate , test of additivity

Rights: Copyright © 2001 Bernoulli Society for Mathematical Statistics and Probability


Vol.7 • No. 4 • August 2001
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