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**1 - 6**of**6**### The mode oriented stochastic search (MOSS) algorithm for log-linear models with conjugate priors

, 2008

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### Theory and Applications of N-Fold Integer Programming

, 911

"... We overview our recently introduced theory of n-fold integer programming which enables the polynomial time solution of fundamental linear and nonlinear integer programming problems in variable dimension. We demonstrate its power by obtaining the first polynomial time algorithms in several applicatio ..."

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We overview our recently introduced theory of n-fold integer programming which enables the polynomial time solution of fundamental linear and nonlinear integer programming problems in variable dimension. We demonstrate its power by obtaining the first polynomial time algorithms in several application areas including multicommodity flows and privacy in statistical databases. 1

### Computing Maximum Likelihood Estimates . . .

"... We develop computational strategies for extended maximum likelihood estimation, as defined in Rinaldo (2006), for general classes of log-linear models of widespred use, under Poisson and product-multinomial sampling schemes. We derive numerically efficient procedures for generating and manipulating ..."

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We develop computational strategies for extended maximum likelihood estimation, as defined in Rinaldo (2006), for general classes of log-linear models of widespred use, under Poisson and product-multinomial sampling schemes. We derive numerically efficient procedures for generating and manipulating design matrices and we propose various algorithms for computing the extended maximum likelihood estimates of the expectations of the cell counts. These algorithms allow to identify the set of estimable cell means for any given observable table and can be used for modifying traditional goodness-of-fit tests to accommodate for a nonexistent MLE. We describe and take advantage of the connections between extended maximum likelihood

### Submitted to the Bernoulli The Log-linear Group-Lasso Estimator and Its Asymptotic Properties

"... We define the group-lasso estimator for the natural parameters of the exponential families of distributions representing hierarchical log-linear models under multinomial sampling scheme. Such estimator arises as the solution of a convex penalized likelihood optimization problem based on the group-la ..."

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We define the group-lasso estimator for the natural parameters of the exponential families of distributions representing hierarchical log-linear models under multinomial sampling scheme. Such estimator arises as the solution of a convex penalized likelihood optimization problem based on the group-lasso penalty. We illustrate how it is possible to construct an estimator of the underlying log-linear model using the blocks of non-zero coefficients recovered by the group-lasso procedure. We investigate the asymptotic properties of the group-lasso estimator as a model selection method in a double-asymptotic framework, in which both the sample size and the model complexity grow simultaneously. We provide conditions guaranteeing that the grouplasso estimator is model selection consistent, in the sense that, with overwhelming probability as the sample size increases, it correctly identifies all the sets of non-zero interactions among the variables. Provided the sequences of true underlying models is sparse enough, recovery is possible even if the number of cells grows larger than the sample size. Finally, we derive some central limit type of results for the log-linear group-lasso estimator.

### Computing Maximum Likelihood . . .

, 2006

"... We develop computational strategies for extended maximum likelihood estimation, as defined in Rinaldo (2006), for general classes of log-linear models of widespred use, under Poisson and product-multinomial sampling schemes. We derive numerically efficient procedures for generating and manipulating ..."

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We develop computational strategies for extended maximum likelihood estimation, as defined in Rinaldo (2006), for general classes of log-linear models of widespred use, under Poisson and product-multinomial sampling schemes. We derive numerically efficient procedures for generating and manipulating design matrices and we propose various algorithms for computing the extended maximum likelihood estimates of the expectations of the cell counts. These algorithms allow to identify the set of estimable cell means for any given observable table and can be used for modifying traditional goodness-of-fit tests to accommodate for a nonexistent MLE. We describe and take advantage of the connections between extended maximum likelihood