Non-parametric kernel regression for multinomial data
This paper presents a kernel smoothing method for multinomial regression. A class of estimators of the regression functions is constructed by minimizing a localized power-divergence measure. These estimators include the bandwidth and a single parameter originating in the power-divergence measure as smoothing parameters. An asymptotic theory for the estimators is developed and the bias-adjusted estimators are obtained. A data-based algorithm for selecting the smoothing parameters is also proposed. Simulation results reveal that the proposed algorithm works efficiently.
Volume (Year): 97 (2006)
Issue (Month): 9 (October)
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- Naito, Kanta, 2001. "On a certain class of nonparametric density estimators with reduced bias," Statistics & Probability Letters, Elsevier, vol. 51(1), pages 71-78, January.
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