Accession Number:

ADA134518

Title:

Estimation of Posterior Probabilities Using Multivariate Smoothing Splines and Generalized Cross-Validation.

Descriptive Note:

Technical rept.,

Corporate Author:

WISCONSIN UNIV-MADISON DEPT OF STATISTICS

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1983-09-01

Pagination or Media Count:

156.0

Abstract:

A nonparametric estimate for the posterior probabilities in the classification problem using multivariate smoothing splines is proposed. This estimate presents a nonparametric alternative to logistic discrimination and to survival curve estimation. It is useful in exploring properties of the data and in presenting them in a way comprehensible to the layman. The estimate is obtained as the solution to a constrained minimization problem in a reproducing kernel Hilbert space. It is shown that under certain conditions an estimate exists and is unique.

Subject Categories:

  • Statistics and Probability
  • Computer Programming and Software

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE