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Window Length Selection and Signal-Noise Separation and Reconstruction in Singular Spectrum Analysis

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  • Md Atikur Rahman Khan

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  • D.S. Poskitt

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In Singular Spectrum Analysis (SSA) window length is a critical tuning parameter that must be assigned by the practitioner. This paper provides a theoretical analysis of signal-noise separation and reconstruction in SSA that can serve as a guide to optimal window choice. We establish numerical bounds on the mean squared reconstruction error and present their almost sure limits under very general regularity conditions on the underlying data generating mechanism. We also provide asymptotic bounds for the mean squared separation error. Evidence obtained using simulation experiments indicates that the theoretical properties are reflected in observed behaviour, even in relatively small samples, and the results indicate how an optimal choice for the window length can be made.

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  • Md Atikur Rahman Khan & D.S. Poskitt, 2011. "Window Length Selection and Signal-Noise Separation and Reconstruction in Singular Spectrum Analysis," Monash Econometrics and Business Statistics Working Papers 23/11, Monash University, Department of Econometrics and Business Statistics.
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    1. Hossein Hassani & Zara Ghodsi & Rangan Gupta & Mawuli Segnon, 2017. "Forecasting Home Sales in the Four Census Regions and the Aggregate US Economy Using Singular Spectrum Analysis," Computational Economics, Springer;Society for Computational Economics, vol. 49(1), pages 83-97, January.

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    Keywords

    Dimension; Embedding; Mean squared error; Reconstruction; Signal-noise separation; Window length.;

    JEL classification:

    • C18 - Mathematical and Quantitative Methods - - Econometric and Statistical Methods and Methodology: General - - - Methodolical Issues: General
    • C22 - Mathematical and Quantitative Methods - - Single Equation Models; Single Variables - - - Time-Series Models; Dynamic Quantile Regressions; Dynamic Treatment Effect Models; Diffusion Processes
    • C52 - Mathematical and Quantitative Methods - - Econometric Modeling - - - Model Evaluation, Validation, and Selection

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