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Estimating the endpoint of a distribution in the presence of additive observation errors

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  • Goldenshluger, A.
  • Tsybakov, A.

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We consider the problem of estimating the endpoint of a probability distribution in the presence of observation errors, when the available sample is drawn from the convolution with some error density. We study the cases of Gaussian errors and errors with bounded support, and propose estimators that are optimal in a minimax sense.

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  • Goldenshluger, A. & Tsybakov, A., 2004. "Estimating the endpoint of a distribution in the presence of additive observation errors," Statistics & Probability Letters, Elsevier, vol. 68(1), pages 39-49, June.
  • Handle: RePEc:eee:stapro:v:68:y:2004:i:1:p:39-49
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    4. Meister, Alexander, 2006. "Estimating the support of multivariate densities under measurement error," Journal of Multivariate Analysis, Elsevier, vol. 97(8), pages 1702-1717, September.

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