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Monte Carlo Statistical Methods
, 1998
"... This paper is also the originator of the Markov Chain Monte Carlo methods developed in the following chapters. The potential of these two simultaneous innovations has been discovered much latter by statisticians (Hastings 1970; Geman and Geman 1984) than by of physicists (see also Kirkpatrick et al. ..."
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This paper is also the originator of the Markov Chain Monte Carlo methods developed in the following chapters. The potential of these two simultaneous innovations has been discovered much latter by statisticians (Hastings 1970; Geman and Geman 1984) than by of physicists (see also Kirkpatrick et al. 1983). 5.5.5 ] PROBLEMS 211
Bandits for taxonomies: A modelbased approach
 In In Proc. of the SIAM International Conference on Data Mining
, 2007
"... We consider a novel problem of learning an optimal matching, in an online fashion, between two feature spaces that are organized as taxonomies. We formulate this as a multiarmed bandit problem where the arms of the bandit are dependent due to the structure induced by the taxonomies. We then propose ..."
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We consider a novel problem of learning an optimal matching, in an online fashion, between two feature spaces that are organized as taxonomies. We formulate this as a multiarmed bandit problem where the arms of the bandit are dependent due to the structure induced by the taxonomies. We then propose a multistage hierarchical allocation scheme that improves the explore/exploit properties of the classical multiarmed bandit policies in this scenario. In particular, our scheme uses the taxonomy structure and performs shrinkage estimation in a Bayesian framework to exploit dependencies among the arms, thereby enhancing exploration without losing efficiency on short term exploitation. We prove that our scheme asymptotically converges to the optimal matching. We conduct extensive experiments on real data to illustrate the efficacy of our scheme in practice. 1
Bayesian Tests And Model Diagnostics In Conditionally Independent Hierarchical Models
 Journal of the American Statistical Association
, 1994
"... Consider the conditionally independent hierarchical model (CIHM) where observations y i are independently distributed from f(y i j` i ), the parameters ` i are independently distributed from distributions g(`j), and the hyperparameters are distributed according to a distribution h(). The posterior ..."
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Consider the conditionally independent hierarchical model (CIHM) where observations y i are independently distributed from f(y i j` i ), the parameters ` i are independently distributed from distributions g(`j), and the hyperparameters are distributed according to a distribution h(). The posterior distribution of all parameters of the CIHM can be efficiently simulated by Monte Carlo Markov Chain (MCMC) algorithms. Although these simulation algorithms have facilitated the application of CIHM's, they generally have not addressed the problem of computing quantities useful in model selection. This paper explores how MCMC simulation algorithms and other related computational algorithms can be used to compute Bayes factors that are useful in criticizing a particular CIHM. In the case where the CIHM models a belief that the parameters are exchangeable or lie on a regression surface, the Bayes factor can measure the consistency of the data with the structural prior belief. Bayes factors can ...
A MCMC Algorithm to Fit a General Exchangeable Model
 Communications in Statistics  Simulation and Computation
, 1994
"... Consider the exchangeable Bayesian hierarchical model where observations y i are independently distributed from sampling densities with unknown means, the means ¯ i are a random sample from a distribution g, and the parameters of g are assigned a known distribution h. A simple algorithm is presented ..."
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Consider the exchangeable Bayesian hierarchical model where observations y i are independently distributed from sampling densities with unknown means, the means ¯ i are a random sample from a distribution g, and the parameters of g are assigned a known distribution h. A simple algorithm is presented for summarizing the posterior distribution based on Gibbs sampling and the Metropolis algorithm. The software program Matlab is used to implement the algorithm and provide a graphical output analysis. An binomial example is used to illustrate the flexibility of modeling possible using this algorithm. Methods of model checking and extensions to hierarchical regression modeling are discussed.
Criticism of a Hierarchical Model Using Bayes Factors
, 1996
"... This paper analyzes a data file of heart transplant surgeries performed in the United States over a twoyear period. A Poisson/Gamma exchangeable model is used to learn about the underlying death rates for 94 hospitals. There are concerns about the suitability of this hierarchical model, including t ..."
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This paper analyzes a data file of heart transplant surgeries performed in the United States over a twoyear period. A Poisson/Gamma exchangeable model is used to learn about the underlying death rates for 94 hospitals. There are concerns about the suitability of this hierarchical model, including the need for a hierarchical structure, the existence of outliers, the choice of prior hyperparameters, the need for a covariate in the model, and the manner in which exchangeability was modeled. Each concern motivates the construction of alternative models and Bayes factors are used to compare the existing model with the alternative models. Graphical displays are used to check the sensitivity of the posterior analysis with respect to model perturbations and plots of Bayes factors are used to criticize these perturbations. 1 Introduction 1.1 Heart transplant mortality data Christiansen and Morris (1995) (henceforth referred to as CM) analyze a data file of all heart transplant surgeries pe...
Journal of the Royal Statistical Society. Series B (Statistical Methodology) is currently published by Royal Statistical Society.
, 1996
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