We consider Bayesian density estimation using a Pitman-Yor or a normalized inverse-Gaussian process convolution mixture as the prior distribution for a density. The procedure is studied from a frequentist perspective. Using the stick-breaking representation of the Pitman-Yor process or the finite-dimensional distributions of the normalized-inverse Gaussian process, we prove that, when the data are independent replicates from a density with analytic or Sobolev smoothness, the posterior distribution concentrates on shrinking L^p-norm balls around the sampling density at a minimax-optimal rate, up to a logarithmic factor. The resulting hierarchical Bayes procedure, with a fixed prior, is adaptive to the unknown smoothness of the sampling density.
|Titolo:||Adaptive Bayesian Density Estimation in L^p-metrics with Pitman-Yor or Normalized Inverse-Gaussian Process Kernel Mixtures|
Scricciolo, Catia (Corresponding)
|Data di pubblicazione:||2014|
|Appare nelle tipologie:||01.01 Articolo in Rivista|