The so-called polynomial chaos expansion is widely used in computer experiments. For example, it is a powerful tool to estimate Sobol’ sensitivity indices. In this paper, we consider generalized chaos expansions built on general tensor Hilbert basis. In this frame, we revisit the computation of the Sobol’ indices with Parseval equalities and give general lower bounds for these indices obtained by truncation. The case of the eigenfunctions system associated with a Poincaré differential operator leads to lower bounds involving the derivatives of the analyzed function and provides an efficient tool for variable screening. These lower bounds are put in action both on toy and real life models demonstrating their accuracy.
"Parseval inequalities and lower bounds for variance-based sensitivity indices." Electron. J. Statist. 14 (1) 386 - 412, 2020. https://doi.org/10.1214/19-EJS1673