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High-dimensional generation of Bernoulli random vectors


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  • Modarres, Reza
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    The objective of this paper is to explore different modeling strategies to generate high-dimensional Bernoulli vectors. We discuss the multivariate Bernoulli (MB) distribution, probe its properties and examine three models for generating random vectors. A latent multivariate normal model whose bivariate distributions are approximated with Plackett distributions with univariate normal distributions is presented. A conditional mean model is examined where the conditional probability of success depends on previous history of successes. A mixture of beta distributions is also presented that expresses the probability of the MB vector as a product of correlated binary random variables. Each method has a domain of effectiveness. The latent model offers unpatterned correlation structures while the conditional mean and the mixture model provide computational feasibility for high-dimensional generation of MB vectors.

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    Article provided by Elsevier in its journal Statistics & Probability Letters.

    Volume (Year): 81 (2011)
    Issue (Month): 8 (August)
    Pages: 1136-1142

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    Handle: RePEc:eee:stapro:v:81:y:2011:i:8:p:1136-1142

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    Keywords: Binary Mixture Latent Dependence Network;


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    1. Modarres, Reza, 2014. "On the interpoint distances of Bernoulli vectors," Statistics & Probability Letters, Elsevier, vol. 84(C), pages 215-222.


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