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Title: Penalized flexible Bayesian quantile regression
Authors: Yu, K
Alkenani, A
Alhamzawi, R
Keywords: Adaptive Lasso;Lasso;Mixture of Gaussian Densities;Prior Distribution;Quantile Regression
Issue Date: 2012
Publisher: Scientific Research Publishing
Citation: Applied Mathematics, 3(12A), 2155-2168, 2012
Abstract: The selection of predictors plays a crucial role in building a multiple regression model. Indeed, the choice of a suitable subset of predictors can help to improve prediction accuracy and interpretation. In this paper, we propose a flexible Bayesian Lasso and adaptive Lasso quantile regression by introducing a hierarchical model framework approach to en- able exact inference and shrinkage of an unimportant coefficient to zero. The error distribution is assumed to be an infi- nite mixture of Gaussian densities. We have theoretically investigated and numerically compared our proposed methods with Flexible Bayesian quantile regression (FBQR), Lasso quantile regression (LQR) and quantile regression (QR) methods. Simulations and real data studies are conducted under different settings to assess the performance of the pro- posed methods. The proposed methods perform well in comparison to the other methods in terms of median mean squared error, mean and variance of the absolute correlation criterions. We believe that the proposed methods are useful practically.
Description: Copyright © 2012 SciRes
This article has been made available through the Brunel Open Access Publishing Fund.
ISSN: 2152-7385
Appears in Collections:Brunel OA Publishing Fund
Dept of Mathematics Research Papers
Mathematical Sciences

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