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Hazard rate estimation on random fields


  • Li, Jiexiang
  • Tran, Lanh Tat


Consider observations (representing lifelengths) taken on a random field indexed by lattice points. Our purpose is to estimate the hazard rate r(x), which is the rate of failure at time x for the survivors up to time x. We estimate r(x) by the nonparametric estimator constructed in terms of a kernel-type estimator for f(x) and the natural estimator for. Under some general mixing assumptions, the limiting distribution of the estimator at multiple points is shown to be multivariate normal. The result is useful in establishing confidence bands for r(x) with x in an interval.

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  • Li, Jiexiang & Tran, Lanh Tat, 2007. "Hazard rate estimation on random fields," Journal of Multivariate Analysis, Elsevier, vol. 98(7), pages 1337-1355, August.
  • Handle: RePEc:eee:jmvana:v:98:y:2007:i:7:p:1337-1355

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    1. A. Antoniadis & G. Grégoire & G. Nason, 1999. "Density and hazard rate estimation for right-censored data by using wavelet methods," Journal of the Royal Statistical Society Series B, Royal Statistical Society, vol. 61(1), pages 63-84.
    2. Tran, Lanh Tat, 1990. "Kernel density estimation on random fields," Journal of Multivariate Analysis, Elsevier, vol. 34(1), pages 37-53, July.
    3. Marc Hallin & Zudi Lu & Lanh T. Tran, 2004. "Local linear spatial regression," ULB Institutional Repository 2013/2131, ULB -- Universite Libre de Bruxelles.
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