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2020 Generalized bounds for active subspaces
Mario Teixeira Parente, Jonas Wallin, Barbara Wohlmuth
Electron. J. Statist. 14(1): 917-943 (2020). DOI: 10.1214/20-EJS1684


In this article, we consider scenarios in which traditional estimates for the active subspace method based on probabilistic Poincaré inequalities are not valid due to unbounded Poincaré constants. Consequently, we propose a framework that allows to derive generalized estimates in the sense that it enables to control the trade-off between the size of the Poincaré constant and a weaker order of the final error bound. In particular, we investigate independently exponentially distributed random variables in dimension two or larger and give explicit expressions for corresponding Poincaré constants showing their dependence on the dimension of the problem. Finally, we suggest possibilities for future work that aim for extending the class of distributions applicable to the active subspace method as we regard this as an opportunity to enlarge its usability.


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Mario Teixeira Parente. Jonas Wallin. Barbara Wohlmuth. "Generalized bounds for active subspaces." Electron. J. Statist. 14 (1) 917 - 943, 2020.


Received: 1 October 2019; Published: 2020
First available in Project Euclid: 18 February 2020

zbMATH: 1434.60059
MathSciNet: MR4065177
Digital Object Identifier: 10.1214/20-EJS1684

Primary: 60D05 , 65C50 , 65C60

Keywords: Active subspaces , Dimension reduction , Poincaré inequalities


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