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Prediction of stationary Gaussian random fields with incomplete quarterplane past


  • Cheng, Raymond


Let {Xm,n:(m,n)∈Z2} be a stationary Gaussian random field. Consider the problem of predicting X0,0 based on the quarterplane Q={(m,n):m≥0,n≥0}∖{(0,0)}, but with finitely many observations missing. Two solutions are presented. The first solution expresses the best predictor in terms of the moving average coefficients of {Xm,n}, under the assumption that the spectral density function has a strongly outer factorization. The second solution expresses the prediction error variance in terms of the autoregressive coefficients of {Xm,n}; it requires the reciprocal of the density function to have a strongly outer factorization, and relies on a modified duality argument. These solutions are extended by allowing the quarterplane past to be replaced with a much broader class of parameter sets. This enables the solution, for example, of the quarterplane interpolation problem.

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  • Cheng, Raymond, 2015. "Prediction of stationary Gaussian random fields with incomplete quarterplane past," Journal of Multivariate Analysis, Elsevier, vol. 139(C), pages 245-258.
  • Handle: RePEc:eee:jmvana:v:139:y:2015:i:c:p:245-258
    DOI: 10.1016/j.jmva.2015.03.007

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