Improving dimension reduction via contour-projection
Abbreviated Journal Title
contour-projection; dimension reduction; linearity condition; sliced; average variance estimation; sliced inverse regression; SLICED INVERSE REGRESSION; DISTRIBUTIONS; Statistics & Probability
Most sufficient dimension reduction methods hinge on the existence of finite moments of the predictor vector, a characteristic which is not necessarily warranted for every elliptically contoured distribution as commonly encountered in practice. Hence, we propose a contour-projection approach, which projects the elliptically distributed predictor vector onto a unit contour, which shares the same shape as the predictor density contour. As a result, the projected vector has finite moments of any order. Furthermore, contour-projection yields a hybrid predictor vector, which encompasses both the direction and length of the original predictor vector. Therefore, it naturally leads to a substantial improvement on many existing dimension reduction methods (e.g., sliced inverse regression and sliced average variance estimation) when the predictor vector has a heavy-tailed distribution. Numerical studies confirm our theoretical findings.
"Improving dimension reduction via contour-projection" (2008). Faculty Bibliography 2000s. 1106.